The lion rescues the lamb by Harry Furniss. Swain, engraver. 1889. Illustration for Lewis Carroll's Sylvia and Bruno Concluded, 236. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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The Lion came bang through the door, and the next moment it had bitten off the old Fox's head! And Bruno jumped in at the window, and went leaping round the room, and crying out “Hooray! Hooray! The old Fox is dead! The old Fox is dead!”

The Lion's speech. “Now, you silly little Lamb, go home to your mother, and never listen to old Foxes again. And be very good and obedient.”


In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), the title of the illustration appears as Enter The Lion in Cha XV, “The Little Foxes,” a story told by Bruno.

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Carroll, Lewis. The Story of Sylvie and Bruno. London: Macmillan & Co., 1922. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the University of North Carolina Library. Web. 20 September 2016.

Created 10 May 2016

Last modified 1 February 2020