The Old Church Organ: A Jigsaw Puzzle for You

It gave Joseph a curious sensation to hear his verse sung over and over again by the choir, the great organ rolling out the melody and seeming to him to speak the words almost as distinctly as the voices did. (A Dozen of Them, by Isabella Alden)

Church organs were often mentioned in Isabella Alden’s books, but they looked nothing like the organs we frequently see in churches today.

So here’s a jigsaw puzzle for you to solve that will reveal the type of church organ Isabella probably had in mind when she wrote her novels.

Just follow this link to solve the puzzle online. Start the puzzle by clicking “Okay,” then just drag and drop the individual pieces in the order you choose.

Once you’re done, be sure to return here to the blog (or visit Isabella’s Facebook page) and tell us how you liked solving this jigsaw puzzle.

Remember your comments enter you in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card, which will be awarded on Friday, September 7, 2018!

23 thoughts on “The Old Church Organ: A Jigsaw Puzzle for You

  1. It took me just over 12 minutes to do it. But then I didn’t even look at the picture to see what I was working. 🙂 But it was fun.

  2. I did the puzzle, and even though I did it as fast as possible, it took me about ten minutes! *sigh*

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve come from Rebekah Morris’ blog, and knew I had to follow this one, even though I haven’t read any Isabella Alden books. I’m a fan of Grace Livingston Hill, though. 🙂


      1. Yeah it took me almost as long to do it. Great activity to unwind with at the end of a very busy day with two babies! Thanks for the puzzle and all the free reads and the posts which are always so interesting! I love them all!

  3. Well that puzzle was fun. I wonder if all of those pipes worked! And if this was the type of organ that needed someone to pump it! Thank you for finding it.

    1. Barbara, it looks like both hands and both feet were required to operate this organ. I don’t think I would have been coordinated enough to work all the pedals plus the keyboard! —Jenny

  4. I love all of Isabella’s books – and I’m sure I haven’t read all of them as of yet! The message in each is pure truth and gospel centered. I also love the time period and have learned so much of the time in which Mrs. Macdonald wrote!

  5. It took me not quite 3 minutes to finish the puzzle. I love reading your blog and learning more about the time period and Pansys life. I am 21 yrs. old, and I first read Pansy when someone we knew lended us some OLD copies of the Kings Daughter and Tip Lewis. I was, I think, in my early teens and wasn’t sure they were something I was interested in. They laid around for a while and then…(drum roll) I read one!! I think it was the Kings Daughter first. You get to the end of the book and then, aahh…what happens to Dell?!? I read Tip Lewis then later the same person lended us OLD copies of the Randolphs and Three People. Do you want to know how many times I have read (entirely or in part) Three People?! I have no idea! Anyway, it was sometime later that I found a reprint of Ester Reid at a library. Then my Dad searched around at used book places and found reprints of 16 or so Pansy books. That was a few years ago when he surprised me with Pansy books for Christmas!! Yay!! Two of my younger sisters also read and love Pansy. I found a MP3 DVD on EBay that has a good many of her books being read, we have some books on our tablets that we got on Amazon, and have read many of your free reads. I Love to read and have read a lot of books, and I don’t think I’ve ever read an author I liked as well as I like Pansy. She is so creative and a master hand at descriptions (especially of people),and satire. I have learned so much about the time period! I love reading about the Sunday Schools, and the temperance pledge, and the people whose lives were changed through the power of Christ. Isn’t Ester Reid an amazing book! And Little Fishers and Their Nets, and Ester Reid Yet Speaking, and the Hall and the Grove…. I wish I could somehow go back in time to Chautauqua and live in one of those tents or cottages, and go to the 7th Sunday School assembly, hear the Chautauqua bells, hear the singing of all those people, the amazing speakers, the classes, everything…
    Well, wistful thinking. Anyway, I’m glad I can read about it!
    Thanks again for your blog! Keep it up!
    – Ruthann
    P.s.I have since read Wise and Otherwise, and found out what happened to Dell…I’m glad she married Mr. Nelson! 🙂

    1. Ruthann, I’m so glad you’re a fellow Pansy fan! And how wonderful your family and friends helped you find her books! I have the same wish you do—to go back in time to Chautauqua. I’d love to attend one of Isabella’s classes, watch Frank Beard do his Chalk Talk, sit by the lake and hear the bells ring. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. —Jenny

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