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Slide set: Midnight adventures with a flea (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Mr Morpheus' sweet slumbers disturbed by a flea
Slide 2
He finds that to sleep is impossible
Slide 3
He searches for the tormenting insect
Slide 4
He continues the search, even in his nightcap
Slide 5
Not succeeding, he looks in the bed
Slide 6
Determined to find him he turns up the bed
Slide 7
Ah! he feels him in his stocking. He gets up
Slide 8
And, by holding the candle close, discovers his enemy
Slide 9
Fearing that he may hop away, he wets his finger
Slide 10
He has got him at last, but he may hop yet
Slide 11
With the aid of a pin he burns him in the candle
Slide 12
He gets into bed, and sleeps like a top
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 281

“A Mr. Morpheus aroused by a flea, for which he searches, even in his night-cap. He gives up once, but tries again, in the bed, up the bed. At last it is found in his stocking, and after operations with a wet finger, a pin, and a candle, he sleeps like a top.”

Lucerna ID  3001897

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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