"And at last, sitting dozing against a muddy cart-wheel, I come upon the poor girl who was deaf and dumb."

Edward G. Dalziel

Wood engraving

13.6 cm high by 10.6 cm wide

Dickens's "Doctor Marigold," p. 176, in Christmas Stories.

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Dalziel's preference for relatively static composition featuring to figures and contextual background is evident here. The reader receives not only a strong impression of Marigold's cart in the rear, but also of the child's size relative to the cart's wheel immediately behind her.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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