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Slide set: The two boys and the raven's nest (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Two mischievous boys agree to capture a raven's nest
Slide 2
The ladder, being a little too short, and not nicely balanced, topples over
Slide 3
They fall into the mud and water below
Slide 4
One of the boys is brought out by a dog, whose master happens to arrive at the spot
Slide 5
The dog refuses to enter the filthy pond a second time
Slide 6
His master reluctantly fetches out the other boy
Slide 7
They all march homewards
Slide 8
The raven's joy
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 282

“Two boys attempt to capture the nest, the ladder slips and lands them into a filthy pool. A dog fetches one boy out, the dog's master has to fetch the other, and all march away, to the raven's joy.”

Lucerna ID  3001917

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 April 2021

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