A vig that permits itself to be read

I breezed right past this vignette by Alex Eylar until Bruce pointed out an interesting feature on VignetteBricks — the two main characters are the only ones in color:

You can read the full text of “The Man of the Crowd” by Edgar Allen Poe online. (The title is a reference to a German quote that ends the story, “es lasst sich nicht lesen”.)