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Slide set: Little Jamie (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 37 slides, 1891)

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Slide 1
The wind and the rain made determined onslaught upon the little cottage
Slide 2
Jamie cried, 'Oh, father! father!' with such agony in his voice that James Grey partly came to his senses
Slide 3
'You may clear the table, Maggie,' said James Grey, 'I've just come from the best dinner I ever had in my life'
Slide 4
It was Christmas Eve -- the hours passed on, and a strange presentiment of fear began to oppress her
Slide 5
'How do, old girl?' he stammered, as he stumbled into the house
Slide 6
As she opened the kitchen door, a cry of dismay broke upon her ear
Slide 7
'How are you, Grey? Let's go and drink to your good fortune'
Slide 8
'It is gone, all gone, Maggie -- the whole quarter's salary. 'Tis a heavy loss!'
Slide 9
They met their pastor, with whom they had a long and earnest talk
Slide 10
'Is anything the matter, mother?' asked Jamie
Slide 11
'Hold your tongue, boy!' thundered James
Slide 12
'Oh!' cried the child, jumping up, and pressing both hands to his aching head, 'I don't think father has any right'
Slide 13
'My! what a swell! there's style!' cried an impish-looking boy, with a head like a mop
Slide 14
'What do you mean to do?' he cried, as his young tormentors closed around him
Slide 15
They had a mock trial, wherein it was urged that the Greys tried to set themselves up
Slide 16
'There, what did you do that for -- eh? you knew that you would cut me, you did'
Slide 17
'Well, I'll tell you one thing, mother; we shall have a good chance to do good'
Slide 18
Jamie only pressed the little hand tighter, while they picked their way along the dirty lane
Slide 19
'Sir,' said Jamie, 'is it here that my father gets drunk?'
Slide 20
'Kitty hasn't had any dinner or supper,' and he put his arm around the sobbing child
Slide 21
Old Tiger took Kitty in his arms, and led Jamie from the store
Slide 22
Taking his worn handkerchief from his pocket he spread it carefully over the swollen features
Slide 23
The next day was Sunday, and Mrs Grey sat vainly trying to soothe little Paul
Slide 24
He told the old story of how his father began to drink, and how he had drunk up the pleasant home
Slide 25
Weasel signed next, and more than half the rest followed
Slide 26
The miserable man looked at the little waxen figure with a vacant stare
Slide 27
Suddenly a cheery voice aroused him from his trance
Slide 28
'You have killed him -- your little son! Killed Jamie -- our little Jamie!'
Slide 29
James Grey stood by in sullen despair, while the various remedies were tried
Slide 30
In the dead of night his trembling fingers seized eagerly upon the scanty store
Slide 31
She knelt beside the bed, and prayed that God would take him soon
Slide 32
And Weasel, standing at the foot of the bed, glared defiantly upon the intruder
Slide 33
And in the solemn silence -- clear and distinct -- rose the little prayer
Slide 34
James Grey bore his little child away from his burning home out into the chill and solemn night
Slide 35
James Grey sat with his dead child in his arms
Slide 36
'What Jamie?' cried James Grey, eagerly stretching out his hand
Slide 37
And James Grey enters with a quick, manly tread
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 386)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Onward Publishing Office, 1892

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 336)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 166)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 491)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 17)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘Lynde Palmer’ (arr. Thomas E. Hallsworth), Little Jamie: a service of sacred song (London and Manchester: S.W. Partridge & Co., Onward Publishing Office and John Heywood, n.d.)

Related slide set

see also The little captain (story: UK Band of Hope Union, 24 slides, 1891)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 19-21


37 slides known to exist in private collection

36 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Lucerna ID  3000705

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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