|Drawing of the Israelites going out of Egypt.
National Library reference: Acc.10356.
At the age of six, Robert Louis Stevenson composed and illustrated 'The History of Moses' for a family competition. It was dictated to his mother, but he drew a number of pencil sketches to accompany the text.
He won a Bible picture book as a prize. His mother recorded in her diary that 'he was much pleased with it – from that time forward it was the desire of his heart to be an author'.
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