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Slide set: What happened to Tommy Wilful in the train (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1**
Says Tommy's papa, 'What a fidget you are! / From that window, my boy, you are leaning too far'
Slide 2**
Says Tommy to himself, 'I know better than that!' / Just then, a gust came, and away flew his hat!
Slide 3**
To grasp it he tried, lost his presence of mind, / And falling, he felt himself clutched from behind
Slide 4
His father had caught him, but short was his hold, / For heavy was Tom, and his trousers were old
Slide 5**
Alas! now no screaming, no weeping avails, / The train hurries on, leaving Tom on the rails
Slide 6**
Sadly shaken he is, sadly battered and sore, / And we think, little friends, he'll be wilful no more
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of H. Husbands & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

‘What happened to Tommy Wilful in the train’ in Popular lantern readings 1 (1880s)

The Pumphrey section of the 1891 Band of Hope catalogue and the 1888 Indispensable handbook use the title Tommy Wilful.

5 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000732

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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