"The good woman ran behind her husband."

A. A. Dixon


Water-colour; lithograph

12.2 cm high x 8.1 cm wide

Seventh and final illustration for The Christmas Books, Collins' Pocket Edition (1906), facing page 416.

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The newspaper in the foreground by the overturned chair reminds us of the dual nature of this space, for beyond the door lies the shop of newspaper vendor Adolphus Tetterby, who stands between his frightened wife (right) and the story's "Haunted Man," the black-cloaked chemistry professor, Redlaw. [Commentary continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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