Context of the Illustration: Dick encounters the Brasses' Servant-girl
"Come in!" said Dick."Don’t stand upon ceremony. The business will get rather complicated if I’ve many more customers. Come in!"
"Oh, please," said a little voice very low down in the doorway, "will you come and show the lodgings?"
Dick leant over the table, and descried a small slipshod girl in a dirty coarse apron and bib, which left nothing of her visible but her face and feet. She might as well have been dressed in a violin-case.
"Why, who are you?" said Dick.
To which the only reply was, "Oh, please will you come and show the lodgings?"
There never was such an old-fashioned child in her looks and manner. She must have been at work from her cradle. She seemed as much afraid of Dick, as Dick was amazed at her. [Chapter XXXIV, 126]
Related Material about The Old Curiosity Shop
- Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop (homepage)
- The Old Curiosity Shop Illustrated: A Team Effort by "The Clock Works"
- Illustrated Editions of The Old Curiosity Shop
- Kyd's Characters from Dickens (1889)
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Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop. Illustrated by Charles Green. The Household Edition. 22 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1876. XII.
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21 November 2020