The Two Faces of Toni / The Truth about Toni

Plot:

Toni Barton and Pauline Rodgers are both adopted by a kind and well-off couple, the Fletchers. Toni is charming and affectionate, while Pauline is quiet and withdrawn. Toni wants their new parents all to herself and tries to get rid of Pauline while ingratiating herself with the couple. Pauline, being a bit weak-willed, doesn’t do much to stand up for herself, but she finally does so when Toni tries to frame her for cheating and stealing. The father believes Pauline as he had been suspicious of Toni for a while, and he sends her away. Pauline now has the couple to herself, and finally starts calling them Mum and Dad. She also starts coming out of her shell a bit more.

Notes:

  • Artist: Guy Peeters

Appeared:

  • The Two Faces of Toni –  Mandy: #335 (16 June 1973) – #350 (29 September 1973)
  • Reprinted – Mandy: #646 (2 June 1979) – #661 (15 September 1979)
  • Reprinted as The Truth about Toni –  Mandy: #1240 (20 October 1990) – #1255 (2 February 1991)

 

4 thoughts on “The Two Faces of Toni / The Truth about Toni

  1. Toni and Pauline are both adopted by a kind and well-off couple. Toni is charming and affectionate while Pauline is quiet and withdrawn. Toni wants their new parents all to herself and tries to get rid of Pauline, while ingratiating herself with the couple. Pauline is a bit pathetic and doesn’t do much to stand up for herself, but finally when Toni makes it appear as if Pauline has been stealing and cheating, she speaks up, and it turns out the father has been thinking there was something up with Toni for a while, and he sends her away. Pauline now has the couple to herself, and celebrates by coming out of herself a little bit and starting to call them Mum and Dad.

    1. Thanks for the information, it seems like it is a reprint of “The Two Faces of Toni” so I’ve updated accordingly.

  2. Funny – like The Dark Secret of Blind Bettina aka The Lying Eyes of Linda Lee this story went through two reprints, got retitled, and has the same theme. Same writer maybe?

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