of the Gadsbys
(7) "The Valley of the Shadow"
(notes edited by John McGivering, with some material on the background to the story by Lisa Lewis)
|notes on the text|
We know that “Gaddy” is is a brave, modest, and hard-working soldier, and, when his little. silly bride …. lies near to death, certainly I am nearer to tears than when I am obliged to attend the bed of Little Dombey or of Little Nell. (pp. 2-4).Charles Carrington has commented that:
The Essay is well worth reading for a contemporary view of a new writer. Little Dombey and Little Nell are children who suffer early and tragic deaths in novels by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with whom Kipling was, at one time, favourably compared. [Carrington, pp. 506 / 7]