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Slide set: The golden path (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 26-37 slides, 1895)

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Slide 1
'Lights! sir, lights!' 'I wish someone would buy a box' she kept repeating
Slide 2**
Mrs Williams was thrown upon her own resources
Slide 3**
She could not keep up during the day without her glass, she thought
Slide 4**
'I haven't sold a single box, Dave! How have you got on?'
Slide 5**
They found their mother asleep
Slide 5a**
He startled Nellie, who was just dozing off to sleep
Slide 6**
Nellie looked out of the window and found the weather had changed
Slide 6a**
She looked at them with an eye full of pity
Slide 7**
She glanced towards a window where she had often noticed a little girl
Slide 7a**
Nellie followed the servant with a puzzled air
Slide 8**
Nellie told her of her father's death and of her dark days
Slide 9**
She asked timidly, 'Do you love Jesus, Nellie?'
Slide 10**
Mrs T. gave Nellie some clothing, and asked her to come again
Slide 10a**
Nell opened her parcel on the doorstep to show Davie the contents
Slide 11**
Davie listened very attentively to his sister's story as they passed on
Slide 12**
That night they knelt down and prayed
Slide 12a

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Slide 13**
Sitting down on the broken stairs she recalled her past life
Slide 13a**
(Effect) She remembered prayers she had prayed by her mother's knee
Slide 14
(Effect) She saw herself kneeling by the deathbed of her husband
Slide 15**
There was a fire burning in the grate and some breakfast prepared
Slide 16**
When seated at breakfast Mrs Williams asked Nellie about her prayer
Slide 16a**
Mrs Williams covered her face with her hands
Slide 17**
She gave them each a kiss -- which made Davie open his eyes
Slide 17a**
Nellie quietly drew Mabel to one side and spoke to her
Slide 18**
'It is a long way to your home,' she said, 'But I must go with you'
Slide 19**
The neighbours wondered at seeing a lady in their streets
Slide 20**
She told her of the love of Christ that passeth all understanding
Slide 21**
Sunday evening found all three comfortably seated in the Chapel
Slide 22**
Mrs Trevelyan came and spoke to Mrs Williams at the close of the service
Slide 22a**
Mrs Williams read a chapter from the Sacred Book aloud
Slide 23**
The kind-hearted lady sent her doctor to visit the child
Slide 23a**
Mabel came frequently to sit with her
Slide 24**
'Don't cry, mother,' she said, 'I am going to live with Jesus'
Slide 24a**
Nellie told him it was only for a little while
Slide 25**
Mrs Trevelyan had a stone erected over the grave
Slide 26**
You may see a white-haired lady leaning upon the arm of her son
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1895-1914 (item ref. 800)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 255)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 535)

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

Davis L. Martyn, The golden path: a service of song (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)


34 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

34 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001108

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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