Nell and her grandfather
Dickens describes the scenery along the road out of London: “Damp rotten houses, many to let, many yet building, many half-built and mouldering away- lodgings, where it would be hard to tell which needed pity most, those who let or those who came to take. . . .”
F. G. Lewin. Characters from Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1912.