One of Dickens’ Christmas stories, The Seven Poor Travellers was first published as part of the 1854 Christmas edition of Charles Dickens‘s own periodical Household Words.

The first chapter relates Dickens’ visit to the ancient Richard Watts’s charity house at Rochester.

The second chapter is the touching story of Richard Doubledick, which Dickens supposedly told the travellers.

Dickens’ journey home on Christmas morning provides the short concluding chapter.

Read The Seven Poor Travellers.

You can read all of The Seven Poor Travellers on The Circumlocution Office or discover more about the Six Poor Travellers House in our Dickens Trail.