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Slide set: Strike while the iron's hot (story: Bamforth & Co., 26 slides, 1896)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

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Slide 2
Children coming home from school were sure of a welcome
Slide 3
Nath was almost hidden in the steam as he dipped the heated iron
Slide 4
'Aye, lads, and if folks would only believe it, there's a good many besides'
Slide 5
Every face was turned to the glowing metal
Slide 6

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Slide 7
There she sat in the little cottage with the baby on her lap
Slide 8
'Nath,' she says, 'wilt kiss the little one before you go'
Slide 9
Once inside the public house, all was forgotten
Slide 10

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Slide 11
'But there, lads, I didn't strike while the good purpose was hot'
Slide 10 (rpt)

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Slide 11a

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Slide 12
I woke up, cold, and wondering what had happened
Slide 13
I went to the gate and listened
Slide 14
As I came in I saw her kneeling at a chair fast asleep
Slide 15
I looked over her shoulder at the open page
Slide 16
I kneeled down by her side. I didn't know how to pray exactly
Slide 17
She looked at me; 'Thank God,' she sobbed
Slide 18
'I have dreamt it night after night,' she said
Slide 19
We began that New Year, kneeling there at the opened Bible
Slide 20
'Come, you must let us in,' said the gruff voice of the policeman
Slide 21
'This looks very suspicious your honour,' said the policeman
Slide 22
The squire spoke very gravely, looking at me the whole of the time
Slide 11 (rpt)
Whatever the fright of that night did for me, it taught me one lesson
Slide 23
'You may see the roses to this day climbing right away up the roof'
Slide 24
'And now, lads, sign the pledge and ask God to help you'
Slide 25
'Eh, lass, I have been telling the chaps about you'
Illustrated catalogue of magic, optical and dissolving view lanterns, lime-light apparatus and slides: season 1898-99 (London: Wrench & Son, 1898), 455

“By M. Guy Pearse. Author of 'Daniel Quorm and his Religious Notions,' 'Malt [sic] Stubb's Dream,' etc.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 182
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 56
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 312
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 158

“A good Temperance story. By Mark Guy Pearse.”

Lucerna ID  3001191

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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