In the Lock-Keeper's House.

In the Lock-Keeper's House

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving by Dalziel

13 cm high x 9.2 cm wide, vignetted (facing p. 554).

Stone's illustration for Book 4, "A Turning," Chapter 1, "Setting Traps," appeared in the August, 1865, instalment. The precise moment captured in the illustration must have been at first difficult for the serial reader to determine because there are two such moments in the text, and Stone has provided few clues as to which textual passage is the basis for the illustration of the scene at Plashwater Weir-Mill Lock. [See below for commentary and passage illustrated.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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