David and The Friendly Waiter
Approximately 7 x 5 inches (18 x 12.3 cm)
From Character Sketches from Dickens, facing p. 98.
The scene chosen to those times in the protagonist's life when he deceived and manipulated or exploited by those who are apparently his friends, "David and The Friendly Waiter," occurs when David leaves his home in Blunderstone near Yarmouth for Salem House in London, an institution based upon Dickens's memories of Wellington House Academy. The moment realized occurs in instalment two (chapter 5, "I Am Sent Away from Home"), June 1849.
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