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Slide set: Old Roasty (story: G.M. Mason, 30 slides, n.d.)

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Slide 1
Every evening at his stall stood Old Roasty
Slide 2
He lurched back to his wretched room
Slide 3
The sight of his old helmet
Slide 4
''Ere little 'un, who told you to sit on my box?'
Slide 5
The child was warm inside his coat
Slide 6
Old Roasty nearly dropped the sack
Slide 7
He made preparation for a scanty meal
Slide 8
'Say it, then,' said he, looking at the black bottle
Slide 9
'I must say my prayers, mustn't I?'
Slide 10
He gave the landlady a shilling
Slide 11
At last he took the child on his knee
Slide 12
He took Nancy as far as the Church Porch
Slide 13
He threw himself on the bed in a drunken state
Slide 14
The vicar looked up at the old helmet
Slide 15
Old Roasty polished up his helmet
Slide 16
The bed was empty, Nancy was gone
Slide 17
He sat down exhausted with his search
Slide 18
Old Roasty spoke to the Vicar in the church
Slide 19
Nancy lay asleep in the Vicar's study
Slide 20
Once more the room was re-furnished
Slide 21
He read pieces from the paper to Nancy
Slide 22
Roasty's old stall was decorated with flags
Slide 23
Nancy brought him his supper
Slide 24
Nancy peeped into the door of the gin-shop
Slide 25
He rushed from the bar into the street
Slide 26
One of the nurses came towards him
Slide 27
The Vicar came to his bedside
Slide 28
WIthout a word, the Vicar prayed for Roasty
Slide 29
Old Roasty told the nurse his troubles
Slide 30
Old Roasty owns a little eating-house
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Person linked to this set

model: UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 02   (fl. 1890s) – slides 4-12, 19-21, 23-24, as 'Nancy'

Reading or song

S.N. Sedgwick, Old Roasty (n.d.)


30 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003795

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 July 2013

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