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Slide set: The little match girl (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
A frail little maiden, not quite nine years old, was sent by her parents out into the cold
Slide 2
But all were too eager to pass on their way, she could not prevail upon any to stay
Slide 3
Yet many had dear little girls of their own, to whom cold and hunger were sorrows unknown
Slide 4
So into a corner she timidly crept, and there for a short time she fitfully slept
Slide 5
She untied the bundle and took out a match, and then 'gainst the wall she just gave it a scratch
Slide 6
(Effect) And there in the midst stood a tall Christmas Tree, which she and some other girls danced round with glee
Slide 7
(Effect) Her grandmother bent, and then laid the poor child upon her warm bosom, while sweetly she smiled
Slide 8
Next morning the poor frigid body was found, extended full length on the hard frozen ground
Slide 9
(Effect) Angels
Lucerna ID  3002615

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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