The child addressed the old man as her grandfather

[Quilp's Wharf] by George Cattermole. "Directly Quilp had shut himself in, the boy stood on his head before the door, then walked about on his hands" — Chapter 5, The Old Curiosity Shop. Wood engraving, 3 ½ x 4 ½ inches. Date of original serial publication: 30 May 1840 (sixth plate in the series).

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Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop in Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. I, 107.

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