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Slide set: The torn Bible: or, Hubert's best friend (service of song: Walter Tyler, 30 slides, in/before 1892)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Slide 2**
In the old churchyard of the village
Slide 3**
Return of the young soldier
Slide 4**
Good-bye, their last kisses
Slide 5**
Hubert receiving his mother's last gift
Slide 6**
The train wending its way out of the station
Slide 7**
The regiment embarking
Slide 8
The stillness of night rested upon the vessel
Slide 9**
He hastened to the cabin
Slide 10**
The boat was pushed off
Slide 11**
It was not the song-book, it was the Bible
Slide 12**
In India marching up country
Slide 13**
After the battle
Slide 14**
For some minutes he sat in deep thought
Slide 15**
Discovery of the note from his comrade
Slide 16**
His head drooped in deep anguish on his bosom
Slide 17**
A terrible fight
Slide 18**
Found in the jungle
Slide 19**
The doctor read the fifty-first Psalm
Slide 20**
The poor sufferer's eyes turned towards the door
Slide 21**
They watched with Christian love beside the bed
Slide 22**
The doctor crept softly into Hubert's chamber
Slide 23**
He knelt and poured out his heart to heaven
Slide 24**
The blood-stained coat
Slide 25**
The torn Bible
Slide 26**
'See what saved my life,' he said
Slide 27**
Invalided home
Slide 28**
He turned into a shady lane
Slide 29**
'What! Hubert?' cried the old man
Slide 30**
Hubert and his father in the churchyard
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 110

“Service of Song, a true Story.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 93-94
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 46
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 267
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 158

“One of the most popular and also most helpful of Lantern Stories. The history of a young man who went for a soldier -- his adventures, and how his life was saved by the very book which he had despised and neglected.”

Lucerna ID  3000774

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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