Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Season's Greetings

Illustration for M R James' The Mezzotint.

"The moon was behind it, and the black drapery hung down over its face so that only hints of that could be seen, and what was visible made the spectators profoundly thankful that they could see no more than a white dome-like forehead and a few straggling hairs. The head was bent down, and the arms were tightly clasped over an object which could be dimly seen and identified as a child, whether dead or living it was not possible to say. The legs of the appearance alone could be plainly discerned, and they were horribly thin."

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