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Slide set: A friend in need (recitation: W. Rider & Co., 29 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1

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Slide 2
And now she turns her to her little son
Slide 3
He starts! 'Tis empty! 'Mother dear,' he cries
Slide 4

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Slide 5**
He flies downstairs to a small room below
Slide 6
Then to his mother's side he brings a cup
Slide 7

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Slide 8

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Slide 9

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Slide 10
Then, with a murmured prayer, she closed her eyes
Slide 11
And now, too soon, the rent collector came
Slide 12
He placed a shilling in his little palm
Slide 13
Poor Teddy found himself in the wide world alone
Slide 14**
And underneath a tree he slumbered soon
Slide 15
To the far heaven he raised his eyes so blue
Slide 16
And next, in God's own house he found a bed
Slide 17

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Slide 18
Next at a fragrant coffee stall they stopped
Slide 19**
'I'll hear your story, see what can be done'
Slide 20

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Slide 21

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Slide 22

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Slide 23
So, through the winter, on worked little Ted
Slide 24**
And often he would say a kindly word
Slide 25
He raised the lad on his kind stalwart arm
Slide 26

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Slide 27
The gentleman was there, who had been kind
Slide 28
'Good bye, dear Bill, we soon shall meet again'
Slide 29

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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1894

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 482)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 506)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Person linked to this set

model: UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 01   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – slides 11,12, as the rent collector; 18,19, as the coffee stall keeper

Reading or song

‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ in A terrible Christmas Eve [etc.] (1894)

A poster in slides 18/19 advertises a G.R. Sims story that appeared in Ludgate Magazine in September 1894.

7 slides known to exist in private collection

15 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3006464

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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