“It's Nancy”

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of ink and paper

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “Adventure of the Crooked Man,” p. 277.

Passage illustrated: “'I saw a man coming towards us with his back very bent, and something like a box slung over one of his shoulders. He appeared to be deformed, for he carried his head low and walked with his knees bent. We were passing him when he raised his face to look at us in the circle of light thrown by the lamp, and as he did so he stopped and screamed out in a dreadful voice, 'My God, it's Nancy!' Mrs. Barclay turned as white as death, and would have fallen down had the dreadful-looking creature not caught hold of her. I was going to call for the police, but she, to my surprise, spoke quite civilly to the fellow. [contined below]”.

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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