An absence of illustrations this week, Ladies & Gentlemen. You will notice that, on occasion, the Ever Young and Lovely Judy omits the usual fully illustrated story of your Sloper from her esteemed pages and, in its stead, includes a sensational headline to entice her readers.

Whether this is an intended and clever move on her part to further the story and to keep the punters parting with their pennies or whether it was that my illustrator, Marie Duval, was having a bad week and had imbibed a little too much of the finest unsweetened, it is not for me to say.

But, here we have it… the return of Moses. No good can come of this!

14 september 1870 - ally sloper - from sloper - judy or the london serio comic journal