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Slide set: Jessica's mother (story: Bamforth & Co., 42-52 slides, 1896)

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Slide 1
The illuminated windows of Church or Chapel cast a pleasant gleam
Slide 2
For a minute Jessica stood behind the minister's chair
Slide 3
'I don't know anything but what you've taught me,' replied Jessica
Slide 4
The vestry door was opened by Daniel, coming for the pulpit books
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Slide 5
The minister bowed down his head in silent supplication
Slide 6
Jessica ran up the pulpit steps and touched him timidly with her hand
Slide 7
'He isn't taken with death, Miss Jane, it's only a stroke,' said Jessica
Slide 8
The children were gathering strength and comfort from Jessica's words
Slide 9
They were walking homewards, one on each side of Jessica
Slide 10
They sat down by the fire which was burning brightly
Slide 11
Opening the door a little way they saw their father's face as he was carried
Slide 12
'Please, God, your papa will be all right again soon,' said Daniel
Slide 13
Daniel was wending his way alone through the fog and damp
Slide 14
There was a dim light from the entrance to the Court
Slide 15
'Come, come,' he said, 'you've no business here'
Slide 16
The woman was standing up now, but leaning her back against the door
Slide 17
The woman flung herself into Daniel's chair
Slide 18
Daniel pondered when left alone, and was full of doubt
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Slide 19
'Couldn't you ask God,' suggested Jessica
Slide 20
'See your mother!' repeated Daniel in astonishment
Slide 21
She fell on her knees before the minister's chair and covered her face
Slide 21a

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Slide 22
Jessica's quick eye saw a woman's figure leaning against the door
Slide 22a

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Slide 23
Jessica whispered into Daniel's ear
Slide 24
'Oh! I wish I was a better woman!' she cried, clinging to Jessica
Slide 25
She crept to Daniel's side and pleaded for her mother
Slide 25a

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Slide 26
'I'll go away with her to-night and return in the morning,' she said
Slide 27
Jessica had led her mother to the door
Slide 27a

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Slide 28
Her mother had thrown herself across the bed, and was asleep already
Slide 29
Daniel felt depressed and down-hearted as he prepared for the coming Sunday
Slide 30
He dusted the pulpit and shook the cushions, as he thought about his master
Slide 31
'Mr Daniel,' she said, taking his hand in both her own
Slide 32
Daniel knelt down with Jessica beside him
Slide 33
They went on with their work sweeping and dusting the Chapel
Slide 34
Daniel examined his books to see how much money he had out at interest
Slide 35
Jessica was sewing and Daniel was sitting opposite to her
Slide 35a

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Slide 36
Daniel listened to the sermon and took in all that was said
Slide 37
'He is talking to God,' whispered Jessica, in a tone of awe
Slide 37a

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Slide 38
Daniel saw Jessica's mother seated at one of the fires
Slide 38a

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Slide 39
Daniel followed her through the dark and foggy streets
Slide 40
He missed his footing and fell among the debris
Slide 41
Jessica watched by him very attentively
Slide 42
The minister arrived, pale in face, and bowed down with weakness
Slide 42a

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Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 913)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 501)

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

‘Hesba Stretton’, Jessica's mother: a sequel to Jessica's first prayer (London: Religious Tract Society, n.d.)

Related slide sets

see also Jessica's first prayer (story: Bamforth & Co., 34-51 slides, 1896)

see generic title Jessica's mother (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Lucerna ID  3001183

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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