"I have in my employ a literary man with a wooden leg" - my favourite Dickens character is Nicodemus Boffin. While some Dickens can be hard to read , he would have benefited from a firm editor, there are some great characters and brilliant plotlines.
The picture is nothing to do with Dickens. I just thought this page was rather bleak without anything more picturesque on it. This is actually a very good drawing of Elie in Fife done by a good friend.