“..and fell asleep on his arms, with his hair straggling over the table , and a long winding-sheet in the candle dripping over him.”
A powerful image where the Jackal dreams under a light which is steadilly being enshrouded. Anubis presiding over oncoming death?
Whose death and why? Darnay has just escaped it, Manette has been recalled from it and Carton himself is already dead to the world:
“.. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.”
Could it be Lucie who is threatened by an advancing catastrophe or is someone else at second hazard?