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Slide set: Won by a child (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 41-46 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
'Take my advice, my lad, and keep clear of the Jarvis' lot'
Slide 2*
He slunk along close to the high wall
Slide 3
Three weeks ago he was selling matches in the street
Slide 4
'If I had him here I'd kill him,' he said to himself in anger
Slide 5
Jarvis came sauntering to the hot potato stall where Davie sat
Slide 6*
Jarvis sat down beside Davie whilst the potatoes were devoured
Slide 7
The lights and the singing seemed half to intoxicate him
Slide 8
Jarvis asked him to come and see the crowd
Slide 9
Just then a gentleman seized hold of his arm, shaking him
Slide 10
The policeman had Davie down on the pavement
Slide 11
Davie was marched off to the police station
Slide 12
Davie peeped through the entrance gates of a handsome villa
Slide 12a*
He found himself before a deep bay window
Slide 13
A boy lay upon a couch, comfortably wrapped in a skin rug
Slide 14
'You mustn't come tramping about the front garden,' he said
Slide 15
'Why, this is the young thief who stole my purse'
Slide 16*
Mr Joyce was soon with his idolised boy
Slide 17
Miss Joyce took good care of the child
Slide 18
He looked up gladly as his father came in
Slide 19
His father lifted him gently on to his knee and pressed him close
Slide 20
He curled himself up on the stone seat above the river
Slide 21
He saw before him the bent figure of an aged woman
Slide 22
'I'm glad you've come,' said Davie, 'I likes company'
Slide 23
'But you'll be hungry to-morrow, and then you'll want it,' said Davie
Slide 24
'Who's the Lord? do you mean the Lord Mayor?' asked Davie
Slide 25
'You say it after me, and I'll teach you the Lord's Prayer'
Slide 26
'She's gone to sleep, sure enough,' said Davie
Slide 27
The policeman found them. Davie was asleep and the old woman was dead
Slide 28
'I want you to take this medicine for Master Wilfred'
Slide 29
Dr Joyce declared he was a gaol-bird, and objected
Slide 30
Davie had been at his post more than a year and was now trusted
Slide 31
'Willie likes a chat with you; go up and stay with him,' said the Doctor
Slide 32
'You telling him! You teach a gentleman's son!'
Slide 33
A happy boy was Davie when Wilfred's little white hands lay in his own
Slide 34
Miss Joyce met him at the gate. 'Do find him for us, Davie,' she said
Slide 35
The doctor tore a leaf from his pocket-book and wrote on it
Slide 36
The two doctors stood beside little Willie's bed
Slide 37
'Don't cry, papa,' and the little hands felt for his face
Slide 38
Davie was standing at the gate waiting to hear about Wilfred
Slide 39
When he regained his senses he was weak as a child
Slide 40
The Bible was open in the doctor's hands, and Davie heard him read
Slide 41
'Davie,' said the doctor, 'do you know I owe you something'
Slide 42
Dr Meadows called Davie to him and persuaded him
Slide 43
The little fellow knelt down in his garret and asked the Lord to lead him
Slide 44*
Davie looked up to the silver moon and thought of Wilfred
Slide 45
The boy knelt beside the doctor's bed and told him he would stay
Other related organisations

in stock of Gardner & Co. [1891-1920], dates unknown

in stock of Scottish National Sabbath School Union, dates unknown

in stock of Scottish Sunday School Union, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1894-1914 (item ref. 738)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 127)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 515)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1912 (item ref. 1702)

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

M.S. Haycraft (arr. James Tipton), Won by a child (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)

Related slide sets

reissue of Won by a child (story: Bamforth & Co., at least 22 slides, n.d.)

see generic title Won by a child (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 16*-19, 34, 36-37, 39


This appears to be an expanded version of the earlier Bamforth set of this title; the date of 1894 (based on the set's position in the Bamforth slide catalogue) may apply to the earlier version, with this one issued some time later.


45 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001047

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 May 2024

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