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Slide set: The Frog King and the boy: or, the tables turned (recitation: William Tylar, 8 slides, in/before 1905)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
One day, Harry Wilful, just let out of school, / Went stoning the frogs in the village-green pool,
Slide 2**
Waddle laid him down flat -- legs, body and head, / And prodded and punched him, as bakers do bread
Slide 3**
Head downwards he next went, held up by the heel; / And 'ere long he knew what a poor frog could feel
Slide 4**
Lo! now, for a change, just his ardour to cool, / King Frog duck'd him well in the thick slimy pool!
Slide 5
Then with a croak, and a quirk, and a gutteral 'there'! / Waddle swung him a hundred yards thro' the blue air,
Slide 6
Oh horror! a cord with a stone at one end / Was passed round his body with twist and with bend;
Slide 7**
Splash! splash! stone and boy; then a heart-rending cry; / All was left was a pair of young legs, shank and thigh,
Slide 8**
His thoughts were disturbed by a tramp and shout. / Running down towards the pool came more boys in a rout,
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Nulli secundus: Tylar's tips -- how to select and buy photographic apparatus and materials (Birmingham: William Tylar (Aston) Ltd, c.1908), 439

Frog King. Set of eight coloured slides, illustrating the tables turned upon those boys who make sport of the poor frog. A most amusing set.”

Lucerna ID  3006091

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 24 May 2020

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