The New International Encyclopædia/Carstone, Richard

CAR′STONE, Richard. One of the wards in chancery in Dickens's Bleak House. He is a lackadaisical dreamer, who worries himself to death over the will case of ‘Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce,’ leaving his poor young wife, his cousin Ada, quite penniless, the suit having been dismissed from court owing to the disappearance of the whole contested estate in the expenses of the long litigation.