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Slide set: Father, come home! (story: Chatham Pexton, 40 slides, 1893)

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Slide 6
'Why, my man, what is the matter?'
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Slide 8
'I ain't afraid o' you hurting of me'
Slide 9**
Dr Donald stripped the walls of the paper
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Slide 11
'All right, Robby, there's soap and towel'
Slide 12
'Robby, do you know what God says?'
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She's got no mother, poor little mite
Slide 14**
The demon Drink left his seal upon him
Slide 15**
The father took the child
Slide 16
Robby pulled out a bright, new half-crown
Slide 17
Robby's father with his boon companions
Slide 18
The boy gave a great gasping sigh
Slide 19
Stunned and bruised, the boy lay still
Slide 20**
'Hepsy, do I look nice for the doctor?'
Slide 21**
'Oh, great, holy God! it's all true'
Slide 22**
'Oh, Robby, they're real flowers!'
Slide 23**
'Please God, me and Goldie says, 'thank you!''
Slide 24
Dr Donald took the wasted hand in his
Slide 25
'Now I want you to try some grapes'
Slide 26
The doctor turned away, and prepared some medicine
Slide 27
Goldie turned her face to the wall
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Slide 30**
A fair, bright child was seated beside her
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Slide 34
'I say mate,' said the man
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Slide 37
'Goldie, speak to father!'
Slide 38
Goldie's father seized with a long illness
Slide 39
Sometimes he would rush away to his room
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Catalogue entries (2)
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 200

“A Temperance story. Shows how drink robs a man of honour and truth, and makes him careless of the welfare of his own children. Suitable for adult Temperance Meetings.”

Other reference
17 August 1893
Lucerna ID  3003065

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 March 2024

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