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Slide set: The Yorkshireman and the Irish ghost (story: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
Title slide
Slide 2
'Ah, sir, so you don't believe in ghosts'
Slide 3
I called at once on the agent
Slide 4
The waiter stared at me a bit to see if I was in earnest
Slide 5
So off we went, carrying the bottles and a couple of tumblers
Slide 6
The house was a rambling, old place, gloomy enough at the best
Slide 7
There was an old truckle-bed and some mouldy barrels in the room
Slide 8
And now I was left alone till morning
Slide 9
I started up and looked around, and my little dog gave an extraordinary howl
Slide 10
I saw something like a dirty white cloud
Slide 11**
My hair stood on end with fright, and my candle seemed to burn blue
Slide 12
I heard the sound of someone coming upstairs with a pair of wooden legs
Slide 13
Well, there he stood and I sat quite still for at least ten minutes
Slide 14
'Sitting hob-nob with a ghost this way, this is awful,' I said to myself
Slide 15
He edged his barrel quite up to the table and put out his long, bony hand
Slide 16
I felt chilly as I watched the bony fingers clasp the bottle
Slide 17
'Mr Crabtree, do you mane to insult me?' he said in a huff
Slide 18
'It is the only privilege we poor ghosts get' he said
Slide 19
The vain ghost stood before the glass admiring himself
Slide 20
Hearing him talk so much like a vain fool made me less afraid of him
Slide 21
And he made me put out my hand and touch his bones
Slide 22
I knelt down and slipped off his legs at the knee joint
Slide 23
'Och, murther,' he cried, 'there's the cock crowing and I shall be late again'
Slide 24
I dodged the bottle and escaped
Slide 25
For a few minutes I couldn't recollect where I was. I had a cracking headache
Slide 2 (rpt)
'Well, sir, I trusted to Paddy's oath, and took the farm that day'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
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Date of first manufacture

The Bamforth catalogue does not list the title (Slide 1) and numbers the other slides 1-24, with Slide 1 (Slide 2 as shown here) repeated at the end.


28 slides known to exist in private collection

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Lucerna ID  3002165

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 21 May 2024

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