Nightmarish Prologue Jester

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Nightmarish prologue jester
The god of laughter.

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The nightmarish face of a grinning man wearing a jester’s hat. His teeth spell the word “prologue” and his eyes are made of two bells from his hat. This picture is used as a headpiece for the prologue of the second ten stories from Droll Stories.

The caption reads in the original French: Le dieu des rieurs.
The translation provided here is from the edition published in London by the Bibliophilist Society, 1874.

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