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Slide set: Keeping his promise (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 23-30 slides, 1896)

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Slide 1**
'Harry, my boy,' the father would say when his son had read a chapter
Slide 2**
On his knees Harry Walters promised his father
Slide 3**
The cattle showed signs of neglect by their shaggy appearance
Slide 4**
Thus the farmers argued, and things went from bad to worse
Slide 5**
It was a hard task to leave the old home
Slide 6**
Harry assisted the gardeners, and did other odd jobs
Slide 7**
The common meeting place was the blacksmith's shop
Slide 8**
They went in search of rabbits, but were not successful
Slide 9**
'I don't want to be stupid, but I believe the best side of a public house is the outside'
Slide 10**
By this time Harry was under the influence of drink
Slide 10a**
Most vigorously did the soldier ply his arguments
Slide 11**
His brain was muddled and they helped him home
Slide 12**
Next morning he awoke with a terrible headache
Slide 13**
Then he glanced at the piece of blue paper
Slide 14**
He found his mother sobbing and crying as if her heart would break
Slide 14a**
She felt his going away as only a true mother could
Slide 15**
Barrack life came to him as a great surprise
Slide 16**
Walters dealt him a quick, stinging blow
Slide 16a**
Harry was allowed a few days to visit his home
Slide 17**
Several storms had to be encountered
Slide 18**
Drilling took place either in the early morning or late at night
Slide 18a
(Effect) He was reminded of the promise made to his dying father
Slide 19**
He began to read his Bible
Slide 19a**
What memories it awoke within his breast
Slide 20**
Young Walters was smitten with fever
Slide 20a**
When he was left alone he decided that by God's help he would become a Christian
Slide 21**
When the doctor made his rounds Walters was quietly dozing
Slide 21a**
The young chaplain visited the suffering man
Slide 22**
The chaplain seized his hands, saying, &c.
Slide 23**
She read her son's letter and found that he had kept his promise
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 915)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 26)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 705)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 21)

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

Thomas Pearson and Joseph Newsome (arr. Joseph Newsome), Keeping his promise (Morley, Yorkshire: J. Newsome, n.d.)


30 slides known to exist in private collection

29 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001185

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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