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Slide set: A friend in need (recitation: W. Rider & Co., 29 slides, 1894)

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And now she turns her to her little son
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He starts! 'Tis empty! 'Mother dear,' he cries
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He flies downstairs to a small room below
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Then to his mother's side he brings a cup
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Then, with a murmured prayer, she closed her eyes
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And now, too soon, the rent collector came
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He placed a shilling in his little palm
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Poor Teddy found himself in the wide world alone
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And underneath a tree he slumbered soon
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To the far heaven he raised his eyes so blue
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And next, in God's own house he found a bed
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Next at a fragrant coffee stall they stopped
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'I'll hear your story, see what can be done'
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Slide 23
So, through the winter, on worked little Ted
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And often he would say a kindly word
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He raised the lad on his kind stalwart arm
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The gentleman was there, who had been kind
Slide 28
'Good bye, dear Bill, we soon shall meet again'
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Catalogue entries (4)
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 49

“24 Slides from Life Models. With Reading.

A poor woman is hard at work stitching shirts to earn a small pittance to keep herself and her son, Ted. Soon, however, she dies, and Ted has to go into the busy world alone. He sells flowers for a livelihood, and manages to get along for a few days. He meets a young lad who takes a fancy to him and invites him to come along with him. Teddy accepts and lodges with Bill. While flowers are in season he continues selling them, but in winter has to take to crossing-sweeping. One day he gets run over by an omnibus and has to be taken to the hospital. He is carefully tended day and night but does not recover, and, with Bill at his bedside, passed peacefully away to rejoin his mother in Heaven.”

Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 64
Other reference
2 May 1896
Lucerna ID  3006464

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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