Orlick . . . very soon among the coal-dust

Orlick . . . very soon among the coal-dust

Charles Green

c. 1877

8 x 5 inches

Dickens's Great Expectations, Gadshill Edition

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The Annotated Dickens provides the above caption, which is not in the original Gadshill Edition The moment depicted occurs in Chapter 15: ". . . . without so much as pulling off their singed and burnt aprons, they went at one another, like two giants. But, if any man in that neighbourhood could stand up long against Joe, I never saw the man. Orlick, as if he had been of no more account than the pale young gentleman [whom Pip had subdued easily in the ruined garden at Satis House], was very soon among the coal-dust, and in no hurry to come out of it."

[Colorized version]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

This image is reproduced courtesy of The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LF.