"Master!" he cried, stooping on one knee and catching at his hand. "Dear Master! Speak to me!" — Chap. LXXI by Charles Green. 1876. 9.7 cm high x 13.8 cm wide, framed. Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop, in the British Household Edition, IV: 284. Running head: "Her Desolate Grandfather" (265). [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Passage Illustrated: A More Mature Kit and a Prostrate Grandfather

"Master!" he cried, stooping on one knee and catching at his hand. "Dear master. Speak to me!"

The old man turned slowly towards him; and muttered in a hollow voice:

"This is another! — How many of these spirits there have been to-night!"

"No spirit, master. No one but your old servant. You know me now, I am sure? Miss Nell — where is she — where is she?" [Chapter LXXI, 270]

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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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