man with a lantern
Character from the Maurel ‘Pastoral’, known under the name ‘Roustido’. Getting on in years, and slightly deaf, he has heard the shepherds call rather too late. Finding himself alone in the village in the middle of the night, he has armed himself with a lantern so as to go and awaken his friends and neighbours, Margarido and M. Jourdan. Arrived at the stable he gets ready to doff his nightcap in greeting to the Holy Family.