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Slide set: Nan (story: Chatham Pexton, 40 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1**
'Oh, Nan, there are those dreadful sounds again'
Slide 2**
'I only wish I could take you away, my darling'
Slide 3**
A tall woman entered; she was a lady
Slide 4**
'You shall be my baby tonight'
Slide 5**
'Miss Foster, a letter for you'
Slide 6**
'Come, Daisy, let us thank Him'
Slide 7**
Miss Fanny appeared at the door
Slide 8**
'Oh! George, you have come,' was all she said
Slide 9**
He put Daisy on the sofa again
Slide 10**
George reached down his great coat
Slide 11**
And opened the book at the New Testament
Slide 12**
The girl looked at him, and then her heart stood still
Slide 13**
She stooped down and unfastened his boots
Slide 14**
Nan put her strong arms under his
Slide 15**
As she stood and looked at him lying there
Slide 16**
It was only to take up his hat
Slide 17**
He was not himself, she knew that at one glance
Slide 18**
'George,' she whispered, 'it can be done'
Slide 19**
And rushed along the narrow street
Slide 20**
Miss Fanny flounced into the room
Slide 21**
And spreading out her hands before the fire
Slide 22**
On a broken-down sofa reclined Miss Maggie
Slide 23**
'Come with me, dearest'
Slide 24**
'And now I am going to see Miss Maggie'
Slide 25**
'Miss Foster, I know your trouble!' he said
Slide 26**
Nan's calm steady eyes met his
Slide 27**
Miss Fanny sitting with Daisy
Slide 28**
'Half-a-crown,' said the man shortly
Slide 29**
Nan knelt down by the child's side
Slide 30**
He stood irresolute on the threshold
Slide 31**
George was soon deep in the game
Slide 32**
'Come along with me for a bit'
Slide 33**
For a moment Maggie Selby's dying eyes lighted up
Slide 34**
'Nan, will you let me in?'
Slide 35**
Deeply penitent, he sat by the bedside
Slide 36**
Together the brother and sister knelt
Slide 37**
And they gathered there beside the dying child
Slide 38**
Around that grave four lives were dedicated
Slide 39**
'Busy? That's nice, Miss Fanny'
Slide 40**
Nan lives on at the little house in Butler's Row
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons, , dates unknown (item ref. 34)

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1893

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 603)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 142)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 186)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Readings or songs

H. Fitzgerald, Nan: a temperance story (London: Chatham Pexton and W.B. Horner & Son, n.d.)

H. Fitzgerald, Nan (n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title Nan (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


40 slides known to exist in private collection

40 slides known to exist in private collection

40 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000916

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 March 2024

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