Mr. Osborne's welcome to Amelia

Mr. Osborne's welcome to Amelia

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving

c.1861

Illustration for to Chapter 13, Thackeray's Vanity Fair

"When Amelia stepped forward to salute him, which she always did with great trembling and timidity, he gave a surly grunt of recognition, and dropped the little hand out of his great hirsute paw without any attempt to hold it there."

(In what ways does the picture portray tension?)

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