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Slide set: An old settler's story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 26 slides, 1900)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
'Just come over from England? How did you make the trip?'
Slide 3
Limned the scene of a burning ship in lurid lines of flame
Slide 4
A quiet wedding in London, and the good old parson there
Slide 5
Got a nice home together, and the days sped gaily by
Slide 6
Stood on the deck of the vessel, and I pointed with my hand
Slide 7
Nell was stricken with fever, and as the days passed by
Slide 8
I bent over the still white form to catch the sound of breath
Slide 9
Clasped my hands in terror, I prayed in a mad despair
Slide 10
Then the doctor told 'twas over, and she was dead
Slide 11
Thrust me down in the hold there, to dream with my frenzied brain
Slide 12
For hours I groaned in anguish, in the depths of my mad despair
Slide 13
I sprang to my feet and listened, -- oh heavens, could it be?
Slide 14
The flames burst in through the door as I beat with my chain-locked hands
Slide 15
The flames grew fiercer, and fiercer, and with the strength of a madman I
Slide 16

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Slide 17
A hope that I could save her, and that together we
Slide 18
Forgotten the death of my darling, I thought she only slept
Slide 19
Opened her eyes in wonder, with her hand pressed to her brow
Slide 20
I dragged her faint and trembling through the blinding clouds of smoke
Slide 21
Nothing but death before us, no hope of succour nigh
Slide 22
There from the blood-red distance we saw a boat put out
Slide 23
I was chained and helpless, and my wife's strength all in vain
Slide 24
I prayed to the God above, I called on heaven to aid
Slide 25
Nell tore anew at my cruel chains -- they parted and I was free
Slide 26
My dear wife's inside there and she'll tell the same as me
Other related organisation

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1900-1914 (item ref. 1203)

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

Wallace Rothsay, ‘An old settler's story’ in Short lantern readings 29 (1900)

Related slide set

see also The old actor's story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 26 slides, 1899)

This set used the same images as The old actor's story.

25 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001469

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 March 2014

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