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Slide set: Paul: the little mediator (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 66-72 slides, 1902)

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Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
In a garret lived Paul, a dull, cold, dreary little room
Slide 3
He loved to think of the days he spent in the hospital
Slide 4
Anyone entering the room would have been touched at the sight
Slide 5
'Is there anythin' like you could just fancy now, Paul?'
Slide 6
When Jock got into the busy, crowded streets, he looked about
Slide 7
He was seated on the embankment, watching the vehicles pass
Slide 8
Such a piece of luck had never fallen to him before
Slide 9
'Please, sir,' he said to the important looking man with gold buttons
Slide 10
He returned to the window to look again at the beautiful jelly
Slide 11
'Do you want some jelly so very much?' she asked
Slide 12
When Jock got home he had a nice custard he had bought
Slide 13
'Yes, Miss, they are very orkard these stairs'
Slide 14
'Paul, my dear little boy, here's a young lady come to see you'
Slide 15
'Poor little boy, poor little Paul,' she said, bending over him
Slide 16
Then the young lady commenced unpacking the basket
Slide 17
'How long have you lived here alone with your brother, Paul?'
Slide 5 (rpt)
Paul had a wonderful story to relate to Jock
Slide 18
Paul again heard unaccustomed steps ascending the stairs
Slide 19
'Well, Paul, my little friend, at last I have found you'
Slide 20
This time she did not come alone, she brought a maid with her
Slide 21
As soon as he closed his eyes a great activity seemed to commence
Slide 22
When Paul opened his eyes he could not believe the sight
Slide 23
'Say the text again, please? I want to know it like the other'
Slide 24
She had brought a large soft pillow to support his head
Slide 25
His first feeling as he beheld the transformation was of alarm
Slide 26
In a moment he was kneeling by Paul's side
Slide 27
Great was the doctor's surprise when he paid a second visit
Slide 28
'What a nice, bright colour,' she said, stroking his thin cheeks
Slide 26 (rpt)
When Paul told him that evening with a radiant face
Slide 29
The doctor looked grave and sad, and shook his head
Slide 30
The young lady came to take him for his promised drive
Slide 31
When he saw the trees and flowers he exclaimed, 'O, Miss, it is lovely!'
Slide 26 (rpt)
'I wish I could ha'e seen yer, Paul, in th' carriage'
Slide 32
'I saw you in th' park, sir,' Paul exclaimed
Slide 33
The doctor took the little hand in his, and his face grew deathly white
Slide 28 (rpt)
'I did not know that your doctor's name was Hallam, Paul'
Slide 34
The landlady came into the room wiping her eyes
Slide 35
Soon the two boys were seated in the luxurious carriage
Slide 36
He saw Miss Mabel standing at the door of the carriage
Slide 37
He sat close to one of the windows, looking out
Slide 38
'I should like you to carry this little boy to the lodge'
Slide 39
'Is this room really for me and Paul?' he asked
Slide 40
Like death little Paul looked as he lay on the bed
Slide 41
'The journey has tired you very much, my poor little boy'
Slide 42
When Paul woke in the morning the birds were singing merrily
Slide 43
'Bless the boy, no!' exclaimed Mrs Morgan
Slide 44
In the morning-room Miss Merivale and the squire sat at breakfast
Slide 45
'Well, Mabel, my pet,' he said, as she knelt by his side
Slide 46
The squire questioned him particularly about his life in London
Slide 47
'Well, my little Paul, are you rested after the tiring journey'
Slide 48
Miss Merivale walked by the side of the carriage
Slide 49
The squire looked down at the boy's pale, gentle face
Slide 50
Miss Merivale had arranged with the schoolmaster
Slide 51
Mrs Morgan brought a stranger into the room
Slide 52
'How are you to-day, my dear little boy?' said the old lady
Slide 47 (rpt)
'Guess,' said Paul, 'who's been to see me'
Slide 53
Paul lay and listened to the robins
Slide 54
'You'll not fret, Jock, when I'm not here?'
Slide 55
He knew it by heart, for Miss Merivale had read it many times
Slide 54 (rpt)
'You do try to learn all you can at school?'
Slide 56
'Do you feel more tired than usual to-night, Paul?'
Slide 57
When she went home that night, Miss Merivale had read it many times
Slide 58
'Yes, dear, it is really true he will be here this evening'
Slide 59
Jock was sitting with Paul in the evening, reading to him
Slide 60
'I am so glad you're come, sir, I knew you'd come'
Slide 61
The doctor, Jock, and Mrs Morgan were gathered round the bed
Slide 62
Then she raised her head proudly, she was not ashamed
Slide 63
Jock clasped his little brother round the neck
Slide 64
The setting sun entered the little room where Paul slept
Slide 65
The flowers around his grave are very fresh and beautiful
Slide 66
In the summer evenings there are other visitors to that little grave
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1034)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

James Tipton (arr. James Tipton), Paul: the little mediator (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)


The repetition of slides isn't mentioned in the Bamforth catalogue - this is taken from the slide list in the reading.


72 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002362

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 August 2023

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