"Little Bebelle and The Corporal"

Sol Eytinge, Junior



10 cm high x 7.4 cm wide

The initial illustration for Dickens's "Somebody's Luggage," "His Boots" in Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing page 218.

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The sentimental narrative of the orphan adopted by a French corporal and, upon his death, by an aloof and psychologically damaged Englishman living in France, Mr. Langley. [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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