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Slide set: Nellie's prayer (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 13 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1**
Stooped down, with her eyelids streaming, and kissed her and turned away
Slide 2**
That a soldier for Queen and country had bravely given his life
Slide 2a**
(effect) He had thought of his absent dear ones with the film of death on his eyes
Slide 3**
Then they counted the dead and wounded, and found him among the slain
Slide 4**
I had thought of him night and morning; I had passed long nights on my knees
Slide 4a**
(effect) It all came back like a vision; I could hear the band as it played
Slide 5**
He held her up at the station, lifted her up to kiss
Slide 6**
And so I had taken courage, and looked on the bright side first
Slide 7**
Till the truth came on me fiercely, and I thought that my heart would break
Slide 8**
'Why are you crying, mammy?' I only shook my head
Slide 9**
Prayed that, with her father lying in that far-off country dead!
Slide 10**
Up to her room, and I heard her kneeling beside her bed
Slide 11**
I gave one cry and I fainted, and Nell ran down at the cry
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 59
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 44
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 253
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 162

“A story of War, and how the faith of a little child was honoured.”

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9 June 1890
Lucerna ID  3000605

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 15 March 2024

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