FROM THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION.

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  1. What the heck was the original context of this engraving? I can’t tell what the heck is going on.

  2. Dr. Boli says:

    In one of those interminable weekly serial potboilers that occupied the ecological niche of the soap opera in the early nineteenth century, a duke is being flung off a cliff to his death.

    • Captain DaFt says:

      OK, I see it now.
      On a casual, first glance, I took it for a poorly drawn picture of a guy fighting a dragon.
      (The unfortunate Duke’s legs being the gaping maw, his left fist being an eye, right arm the dragon’s leg, and his upper torso and the shadow being the dragon’s body.)
      Now, with the explanation (and a closer look), I can see it’s actually a poorly drawn picture of a casual, public murder.

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