the evil little boy (robert caligari) is kicking a bag of pork chops
that the poor unfortunate lady is holding.
robert kicked all sorts of "pigs" in the story. guess the dutch thought it would make for a 'moore' dramatic cover.
BTW david roberts illustrations appear all thought the book on the left hand pages and TOM's words are on the right.
my favourite illustration is:
"David the prat babbles to Cassandra."
and would be willing to bet TOM's fave is:
"Thirteen flaming vicars."