Title : The Trial of William Tinkling; Written by Himself at the Age of 8 Years
Author: Charles Dickens (1867)
Illustrator: S. Beatrice Pearse
Publisher : Project Gutenberg (ebook)
Release Date: November 12, 2007 [EBook #23452]
This beginning-part is not made out of anybody’s head, you know. It’s real. You must believe this beginning-part more than what comes after, else you won’t understand how what comes after came to be written. You must believe it all, but you must believe this most, please.
That’s how Dickens began this children’s story. At first, I didn’t understand, why. But when I’ve reached half of the first part, I knew that this book need a wild-children’s-imagination. Adults will roll their eyes when they read the adventure of these children. But William Tinkling was serious! I mean, yes, he wrote his story (with Dickens as his editor, it said), to tell his feelings. And that…
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