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Slide set: The stolen sausage (story: York & Son, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1**
Master Fritz, his papa, his sister, and his uncle returning home with a sausage they have bought
Slide 2**
While Fritz is thinking how much will come to his share, his little dog steals it and runs in. They all give chase
Slide 3**
The cook, having gone down into the cellar to count out the potatoes for dinner, has left the trap-door open
Slide 4**
Fritz, too eager in the pursuit to notice this, tumbles down upon the cook, putting an end to all her calculations
Slide 5**
Fritz's papa follows his son, and the cook is knocked positively flat
Slide 6**
Fritz's sister pitches upon her papa, and the cook is pressed comparatively flatter
Slide 7**
Fritz's uncle falls upon the top, and the cook is squeezed superlatively flattest
Slide 8**
Bruised and crestfallen they mount to the surface again
Slide 9**
They continue the search. The dog having in meantime eaten the sausage, has a quiet laugh behind the door
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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), 307

“Fritz and his relatives buy a sausage, which, while being brought home, is seized by F.'s little dog. F. in pursuing falls down the family cellar's trap door on to the cook , he is followed by pa, and the cook is crushed positively flat, by the sister who presses her comparatively flatter, and by the uncle who squeezes her superlatively flattest.”

Lucerna ID  3001923

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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