The Strange Creature Looked Back Again . . . by Sydney P. Hall. 1870. Wood-engraving. Signed “Sydney Hall” lower right. Illustration for Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady: A Novel as serialized in The Graphic 10 (26 September 1874): 617. Click on image to enlarge it.

The complete text beneath the image: “The strange creature looked back again between the pony’s ears; emitted hoarsely a grunt of relief; and never more spoke to me, never more looked at me for the rest of the journey. We drove past the banks of the canal; and I escaped immersion.”

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Collins, Wilkie. The Law and the Lady: A Novel. The Graphic 10 (26 September 1874): 617. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 27 July 2021.

Last modified 28 July 2021