A girl and a boy welcome a dog in a landscape of lush tropical vegetation.
For this illustration, as for every other on which they collaborated, Johannot did the figures and Français the background of tropical vegetation. According to Léon Curmer, the publisher, he, together with Français and Messonier, used to walk around the Jardin des Plantes to look for plants native to Mauritius Island and India which could be used as references to illustrate the book.
The caption reads in the original French:
Les enfants et Fidèle.
When available, the captions in English were taken from the edition of Paul and Virginia published by W. S. Orr And Co., London, 1839.