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Slide set: The donkey and the mill (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The peasant and his donkey hasten to the mill
Slide 2**
He fastens his donkey to the sail of the mill
Slide 3**
The wicked miller sets the mill going
Slide 4**
Up goes the donkey
Slide 5**
The poor man hangs by the donkey's tail
Slide 6**
The hair gives way, and down he comes
Slide 7**
The miller is enjoying the sport
Slide 8**
The peasant gets knocked over by the mill
Slide 9**
The mill stops, but the donkey is dead. He vows vengeance
Slide 10**
At night he comes and saws away the mill
Slide 11**
Crack, crack, and at last over goes the mill and miller
Slide 12**
This is the miller's punishment, and the peasant's revenge
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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), 300

“Humorous verses on the miller, the peasant, the ass and the peasant's wife. The ass is tied to the mill, which, set going by the miller, kills it. The peasant saws the mill down in revenge.”

Lucerna ID  3001899

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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