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Slide set: Child of the toy stall: or, Tom Fowler's little friend (recitation: W. Rider & Co., 28 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
One night, a little ragged girl comes near
Slide 2
'Oh,' breathes the little waif, 'if only I'
Slide 3
'What are you gazing at my child?' says she
Slide 4
Then pointed with one little slender hand
Slide 5

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Slide 6
On her low, wretched bed, clasping her prize
Slide 7
He wakes, and rising with a mighty yawn
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Slide 9
To the Wheat Sheaf Inn he finds his way
Slide 10
He hands the doll to one companion wild
Slide 11
She cries, and her shrill accents quickly bring
Slide 12
Poor Maggie's wicked father quickly sees
Slide 13
Who could have stolen this, her heart's one jewel
Slide 14
She tells the kind old stallkeeper her tale
Slide 15
She oft assists him to pack up his things
Slide 16
A nurse soon led her to the sufferer's bed
Slide 17
'My girl, I want you to forgive me, though I tell the truth'
Slide 18
Then with a pressure of her hand, he died
Slide 19
Back to old Fowler, Maggie takes her flight
Slide 20
To make the passers-by some toys to buy
Slide 21
He bids her rest, and gives her cake and tea
Slide 22
And presently he begs her to eat more
Slide 23
And Dr Hall makes up a parcel good
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Slide 25
Each evening Maggie reads and talks and sings
Slide 26
'That's where I'm going, Maggie -- going there'
Slide 27
And his own daughter often comes to try
Slide 28
She strews old Fowler's humble grave with flowers
Other related organisations

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1894

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 906)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 491)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 519)

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life model
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Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘Child of the toystall: or, Tom Fowler's little friend’ in A terrible Christmas Eve [etc.] (1894)

Lucerna ID  3001176

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 May 2024

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