"Not Baptista? Yes, Baptista it is!"

Gordon Browne


Wood engraving

12.5 x 12 cm.

Thomas Hardy's "A Mere Interlude" The London Magazine 10 (May 1903): 491

Full caption: "'Not Baptista? Yes, Baptista it is!' Turning around, she gave a start, and became confused, even agitated, for a moment."

The handsome, young schoolmaster Charles Stow encounters Baptista on the pier at Penzance (p. 490).