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Slide set: Wops, the waif: a story of London Arab life (story: Chatham Pexton, 40 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1
Slide 2
Wops, what did she say to you?
Slide 3
I say, Tickle, matey, wot's them a readin'?
Slide 4
True to his nature, Tickle struck an attitude
Slide 5
The quickening steps of a policeman
Slide 6
Raising his hat, and bowing
Slide 7
In a few moments both the ladies returned
Slide 8
B'ked taters hall 'ot!
Slide 9
The top of the wall, eighteen inches high
Slide 10
Ghurr-oo, boys! They're a-hopening the door
Slide 11
The scene when the door was shut
Slide 12
Remembering he had his stethoscope
Slide 13
Snatching up a piece of cake
Slide 14
Then suddenly seizing Wops by the arm
Slide 15
They asked all sorts of questions
Slide 16
The boy sat spell-bound, watching the singer
Slide 17
Mr Harding had a talk alone with Tickle
Slide 18
And now let me guv yer a flying angel!
Slide 19
Now then, Missis, I wants yer to help my pal
Slide 20
Wops stood by the side of that quaint cot
Slide 21
Having seen Wops swallow the remainder
Slide 22
Cra-ack! crash! Oh, oh, Wops!
Slide 23
Well, young rascal, where are you rushing to?
Slide 24
Malcolm McIvor paced his room
Slide 25
No! No! I want Wops
Slide 26
Lieutenant Wops, what are you doing?
Slide 27
In a few moments they were at the bedside of Tickle
Slide 28
Dr McIvor laid that strong grip upon the boy's shoulder
Slide 29
Malcolm took the wasted hands of Tickle
Slide 30
He took a lock of the dead boy's hair
Slide 31
For a moment, Wops seemed speechless
Slide 32
An hour later, Wops sat on London Bridge
Slide 33
Move on! Wops started from his reverie
Slide 34
Malcolm and she were sitting together
Slide 35
Then wheeling the table to Mabel's side
Slide 36
Here it came directly before her
Slide 37
And Mabel Jervoise became a new creature in Christ Jesus
Slide 38
There's a ragged boy wants to see you, sir!
Slide 39
Half-an-hour afterwards, Wops had finished
Slide 40
He talked in a straightforward style
Other related organisations

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1893

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 602)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 144)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 546)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 166)

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life model
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Date of first manufacture
Readings or songs

Sydney Watson, Wops the waif: a story of London Arab life (London: W.B. Horner & Son, n.d.)

Sydney Watson, Wops the waif: a story of London Arab life (n.d.)

Sydney Watson, Wops the waif: a story of London Arab life (Edinburgh: Pickering & Inglis Ltd., n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title Wops, the waif: a story of London Arab life (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Posters in the background of slide 23 and others show dates in July 1893.
Lucerna ID  3000915

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 May 2024

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