Words fascinate me.  Old phrases we say all the time often make absolutely no sense when you take a minute to ponder them.  “All of a sudden…”  What the hell is a “sudden?”  Is there half of a sudden? A third, maybe?  It just occurred to me that if you had the Dickens scared out of you, something like this would happen.  I love this gag…I don’t think I captured it as well as I wanted, but I love that Dickens’ feet are still stuck inside the poor guy in a weird, metaphysical way.