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Slide set: No room in the inn (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 38 slides, 1906)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2

no image available
Slide 3**
She was forced to earn her bread by working early and late
Slide 4
In a little parlour of a snug-looking road-side inn
Slide 5
'There's a puir woman at the door, wantin' to see you'
Slide 6
'How dare you dictate to me?' he said crossly
Slide 7
The pair had gone out into the night, for there was no room
Slide 8
'Will they know of us walking here in the snow, mother?'
Slide 9
He went up and snugged at the boy, who drew back
Slide 10
'God bless you!' said Mrs Drysdale, 'you are kind'
Slide 11
Willie fell asleep on the rug, with his arm round the dog
Slide 12
Robert Drysdale went to kirk next morning
Slide 13
Robert Graham Drysdale moved uneasily on the green cushion
Slide 14

no image available
Slide 15
Robert Drysdale came home from kirk and sat down to his dinner
Slide 16

no image available
Slide 17
He stood before the picture of a handsome young fellow
Slide 18
He opened the door, and looked out
Slide 19
He walked down the street, and the dark figure showed clear
Slide 20
When Robert Drysdale entered, the doctor was just coming out
Slide 21**
The boy was sitting on a low seat before the fire
Slide 22
'What is your name?' he asked
Slide 23
Mrs Mitchell came from the adjoining room
Slide 24**
The dying woman opened her eyes, and fastened them on him
Slide 25
'Willie, this is your grandfather; you will love him, will you not?'
Slide 26
'I'm warmer now, the snow is gone, and -- kiss me, dear'
Slide 27
He at once established himself a favourite
Slide 28
She bent forward and kissed him on the cheek
Slide 29
When the old man came upstairs the little fellow was fast asleep
Slide 30
'Do you know, Martha, I've not said my prayers since mother died'
Slide 31
The girl came and knelt down beside the little bed
Slide 32
That night, in the attic over the room, a girl knelt at her bedside
Slide 33
The two were now hardly ever separate
Slide 34**
Willie sat by the fire with a picture-book on his knee
Slide 35**
'Grandfather,' said the boy, 'can you tell stories?'
Slide 36
His grandfather lifted him on to his knee
Slide 37**
'And you are happy too, Martha, are you not?'
Slide 38**
He was very proud of his boy, for he had hazel eyes like his father
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of P.T. M'Rostie, dates unknown

in stock of Scottish Sunday School Union, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1906-1914 (item ref. 1456)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1783)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1098)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

Charles Aitken (arr. A.J. Foxwell), No room in the inn (London and Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)


The Lizars catalogue only lists the first 21 slides of this set.


34 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001724

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 May 2018

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