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Slide set: A terrible Christmas Eve (recitation: W. Rider & Co., 24 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
And on this night fast fall her scalding tears
Slide 2
So with fond kisses and words tenderer still
Slide 3
Stands by the door, her baby on her arm
Slide 4
The mother shudders, hope has almost fled
Slide 5
And oft she gazes from the cottage door
Slide 6
But 'when the night is darkest comes the dawn'
Slide 7
And, joyful morn! the postman brings a greeting
Slide 8
'Tis Christmas Eve, Nellie makes up the fire
Slide 9
One awful moment of suspense and doubt
Slide 10
Swiftly she lays her little sleepy boy
Slide 11
No thought of any covering for her head
Slide 12
But staggers back, e'en at the very porch
Slide 13
Yet, on she goes, so fragile, yet so brave
Slide 14
She stops and manages her torch to light
Slide 15
She waves the torch -- her strength is almost past
Slide 16
The cold takes hold of her, the cruel snow
Slide 17
The coastguard and the village folk are near
Slide 18
But someone cries 'Where is the hand that waved?'
Slide 19
One of them has found the slender figure in the snow
Slide 20
The torch beside her black and smoking lies
Slide 21
Home to the humble cottage gently borne
Slide 22
''T's Jack,' and now indeed the young wife wakes
Slide 23
Oh, joy! to think she saved his precious life
Slide 24
'Tis Christmas morn! all hearts are filled with joy
Other related organisations

in stock of WMSSU, dates unknown

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1894

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 483)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 504)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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‘A terrible Christmas Eve’ in A terrible Christmas Eve [etc.] (1894)

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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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