"The Third Tumbrel"

Fred Barnard


13.7 x 10.5 cm

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Sydney Carton's assuming the identity of Charles Darnay in order to save Lucie, her husband, and child requires that he allow himself to be transported to the Guillotine in one of the many tumbrels expropriated by the revolutionary leaders. By coincidence, he shares his final moments with another blameless victim of anti-aristocratic hysteria. [Continued below]

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