Captain Cuttle. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.

Novel by Charles Dickens. Captain Cuttle. Dombey and Son.

Captain Cuttle. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.

Captain Cuttle. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.

A GENTLEMAN in a wide suit of blue, with a hook instead of a hand attached to his right wrist; very bushy black eyebrows; and a thick stick in his left hand, covered all over (like his nose) with knobs. He wore a loose black silk handkerchief round his neck, and such a very large coarse shirt collar, that it looked like a small sail.

Charles Dickens’s Novel “Dombey and Son.” Frederick Barnard, Artist.

From the book: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland. Free eBook, Amazon.