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Slide set: The hostile neighbours (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1**
An artist and musician live with only a wall and a grudge between them
Slide 2**
The musician generally contrives to practise at the same time as his neighbour
Slide 3**
Who is almost distracted by the abominable noise
Slide 4**
He buries his head under the bedclothes until it is over
Slide 5**
He conceives a plan by which to stop such vile performances
Slide 6**
When he discovers the trick, the fiddler's fury knows no bounds
Slide 7**
The artist resumes work
Slide 8**
Life suddenly starts into his picture
Slide 9**
A pitched battle follows, in which the dog plays a noble part
Slide 10**
The artist empties a bottle of varnish over his assailant
Slide 11
Who returns as quickly as he came
Slide 12
A picturesque and profitable termination
** 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), 288

“An artist and a musician live with only a wall and a grudge between them. The musician practises much, and the artist conceives a plan to stop such vile performances, thereby rousing the fiddler's fury. On the artist resuming work, life suddenly springs into his picture, the sequel having a picturesque and profitable termination.”

Lucerna ID  3002665

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 6 January 2022

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