Sylvia and Bruno Concluded, 372. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]by Harry Furniss. Swain, engraver. 1889. Illustration for Lewis Carroll's
That Camel passed, as Day grew dim
Around the ruined Pum
“O broken heart! O broken limb!
It needs,” that Camel said to him,
“Something more fairy-like and slim,
To execute a jump!”
This is the third of a Series of four Furniss pictures accompanying the hilarious Lewis Carroll nonsense poem in chapter 23, “The Pig-Tale.” The Camel appears in the opening picture, “Horrid Was That Pig’s Despair,” 367; and as here at 372, with original title That Pig Lay Still As Any Stone. The ability of his chosen artist to quickly produce a number of sets of three or even four pictures, to illustrate various nursery rhymes, had quickly impressed Dodgson-Carroll, as he noted in the Preface to his final volume of the saga, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, xii. — Ray Dyer
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Carroll, Lewis. Sylvia and Bruno Concluded. London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. Web. 20 September 2016.
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