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Part 8. Bluebeard.

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Box and one slide of a set of 12 slides that tell the story of Bluebeard. The label on the box describes the slides and story.

(Below) The set has been published as 12 square magic lantern slides measuring 8.2 x 8.2 cm as well as as 4 long slides containing 3 images each (here the third slide as an example).

Old Blue Beard the Terrible.
1. Title. 2. So strange an appendage soon gave him a name, and 'Blue Beard, Old Blue Beard', the boys would exclaim. 3. Of a poor lady, at length he began to court the fair daughters, Fatima and Anne.
4. Observe me -- it opes of yon chamber the door, which I strictly forbid your attempt to explore'. 5. She promised obedience, he mounted his horse; the news quickly spread to the neighbours of course: 6. Till satisfied all, and fatigued with delight, they made their best curtsies, and wished her good night.
7. She rose before morning, determined to see; for she could not think what in that chamber could be. 8. She shrunk back with horror, scarce able to stand; and the key of the chamber dropped out of her hand. 9. The blood on the key left a terrible stain; and Fatima's care to remove it was vain.
10. She gave him them all but the key with the blood; for his speedy returning foreboded no good. 11. 'Here is blood on the key: Ah! fool, have you had the boldness to enter the room I forbad?' 12. She hastes to her sister: 'Run, dear sister Anne, to the top of the tower, as fast as you can'.
13. O Anne! Sister Anne! tell me, what do you see?' 'I see a great dust, nor guess what it can be'. 14. When they heard that Blue Beard had his scimitar drawn, and their poor Sister kneeling in sorrow forlorn. 15. Their swords, in an instant, both eagerly drew, and in rage, and in fury, old Blue Beard they slew.
16. And that all might be certain the monster was dead, to rescue their Sister they out off his head.  
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