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Abel Magwitch and the young Pip

Left to right: (a) Abel Magwitch by Clayton Clarke ("Kyd"). (b) The Terrible Stranger in the Churchyard by F. W. Pailthorpe. (c) Pip's Struggle With The Escaped Convict by Harry Furniss. (d) Pip and the Convict by Charles Pears.

Left (a) "And you know what wittles is?" by F. A. Fraser. Right: I made bold to say "I am glad you enjoy it by H. M. Brock.

Left: The sergeant ran in first by F. A. Fraser. Right: The sergeant ran in first when he had run the noise quite down.

Magwitch and the adult Pip

Left to right: (a) On the Stairs by F. W. Pailthorpe. (b) Magwitch under Sentence of Death by Harry Furniss. (c) Pip and the Convict by Charles Green.

Left: Magwitch and Compeyson in the Booth at Epsom by Harry Furniss. Right: I says to Compeyson, 'Once out of this court, I'll smash that face o' yours." by F. A. Fraser.

Left to right: (a) He had spoken his last words by F. A. Fraser (b) The Convict's Return by Felix O. C. Darley.

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