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    Artefacts

    Hindley's knife-gun described by Isabella must have been something like this



    I noticed in another chapter that Cathy Linton had a watch. That must have been very expensive in 1800.
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    Interesting.

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    Oooh, that looks like the same idea as a bajonette at the end, there. Muskets (or guns at any rate) with bajonettes are still used in the military for parading purposes. They were still fought with in WWI. And those bajonettes are like 20-30 even 50 cm long. I think they were made to stab the enemy when you had no time for munition or you had none left or something. Imagine...

    The watch Cathy had must have looked a little like the watches nurses in the UK still wear on their uniform. That's straight from the 19th century still, when women wore their watches not in a pocket with a chain like men, but on the front of their frock or something. I suppose it's a good compromise for a nurse, as it is probably more hygienic than one on your wrist.
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    Hareton's fowling gun he used to shoot birds with presumably looked a bit like this:



    It has a long barrel. I suppose it needed a long barrel to improve accuracy, although it would be more difficult to keep it steady.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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