This illustration is from one of the most ghoulish scenes in Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and that's saying something considering that it's a ghost story. In it, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Ebenezer Scrooge a grisly scene from his probable future. Scrooge's cleaning lady, his laundress, and the local undertaker are gathered at a pawn shop, selling off possessions they've pilfered from someone who has died (it turns out to be Scrooge). He has passed away alone, friendless, and unmourned, and his employees are stealing what possessions he had from around him as he lies dead in his bed- including his bedclothes and curtains. It's particularly horrifying when the laundress produces Scrooge's nightshirt to sell; she describes how she took it off his body, scandalized that someone was going to waste it by burying him in it. This is truly a dark scene.