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Jenny and the Robot Schoolgirl [1966]

Plot

Jenny Anderson is often very lonely because her scientist father is too busy and tends to neglect her. He also neglects the bills and keeping her private tutor paid. He invents a robot companion named Ruby for Jenny, which works out well. Ruby also serves as the housekeeper and Jenny’s tutor. When the bailiffs come collecting chattels to pay off Dad’s debts, Ruby gets rid of them, but Dad is worried they will come back for Ruby because they saw her components are valuable (gold, rubies and other precious stones). So he sends Ruby to a safe haven – school with Jenny!

Notes

Appeared

  • Jenny and the Robot Schoolgirl Bunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

Mona in the Village of Fear [1966]

Plot

Mona Masters, a master magician, is summoned by her friend Anita to the village of Wishpool. Wishpool is in the grip of Father Frobisher, financially and economically, apparently because he is able to control the weather, crops and fortunes of the farmers. The villagers are terrified of him and will not do anything without his permission.

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Mona in the Village of FearBunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

Myrtle the Mermaid [1966]

Plot

Sylvia Johnson invents friends (princess, fairy etc) to play with because her parents’ cottage is so isolated in the school holidays and she has no friends to play with. So Mum and Dad are rather sceptical when Sylvia tells them she is bringing a mermaid called Myrtle to tea but decide to play along with it. But they don’t realise that this time, Sylvia is telling them the truth!

Notes

Appeared

  • Myrtle the Mermaid Bunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

The Unwanted One [1966]

Plot

Peggy Taylor’s parents suddenly die in a crash. Already emotionally disturbed from it all, Peggy feels unwanted when her only surviving relatives decline to take her, and she can’t take to the home she is sent to. She runs away to neighbour Mrs Collins, hoping Mrs Collins will take her in.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Unwanted One Bunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

The Sign of the Blue Windmill [1965]

Plot

When Mr Ridgeway dies he leaves his house and possessions to Alison Kirk, whose uncle and aunt are servants there. Years before, Alison had discovered a beautifully kept secret garden on the property. The blue windmill is carved on the entrance to the garden. When Alison revisits the garden she is shocked to find someone has trashed it. Alison’s Uncle James thinks it has something to do with Groot, a Dutchman who was present at the reading of Mr Ridgeway’s will, because it was at that point Mr Ridgeway forbade Uncle James to go into the garden. Mr Ridgeway also left a secret message for Alison, and Groot makes a grab for it. He fails, and the message is a key to a safe deposit box. When Alison opens the safe deposit box, she is astonished to find it contains a chrysanthemum.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Sign of the Blue Windmill Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Little Mother [1965]

Plot

When Penny Poole’s mother dies, Penny and her siblings are left orphaned and homeless. Penny has promised she will keep the family together and they move into a cottage given to them by Penny’s employer, Farmer Young. But disaster of some sort or other for the Pooles is always around the corner.

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • Little MotherBunty: circa  #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Susan of the Snow School [1965]

Plot

Susan Smart is managing her father’s winter sports school in Switzerland after a deliberate attempt on his life put him in hospital. The same enemy is now trying to drive Susan out of the chalet and putting her life in danger. A threatening motive indicates the enemy’s motive is to buy them out.

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Susan of the Snow SchoolBunty:  circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Gwyneth of Golden Valley [1965]

Plot

Gwyneth Jones and her family live in a  Welsh coal mining town during the industrial depression of the 1920s. A prophecy says the Joneses will become owners of the House on the Hill. Its current owner, Mr Andrew Melville the mine owner, wants to buy the Joneses out because their cottage is spoiling his view.

Gwen finds gold in the stream and traces its source to a disused mine. She becomes trapped in the mine. The Melvilles discover this but refuse to help her. Instead, they use her plight to blackmail Gwen’s grandfather into selling his cottage to them.

Notes

Appeared:

  • Gwyneth of Golden ValleyBunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Toni at Toffman’s [1965]

Plot

Toni Toffman has promised her dying father that she will save the family store from being taken over by Brummer’s, a rival firm. But Toni has to contend with elderly, slow, old-fashioned staff who resent her interference. Unknown to Toni, the staff manager, Mr Kirk, is secretly sabotaging her and encouraging the resentful staff because he is in collusion with Brummer’s, who have promised him the general manager’s job when they take over.

Notes

  • Artist: Robert MacGillivray

Appeared

  • Toni at Toffman’s Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Born to Skate [1959]

Plot

Janet Pearce is a promising skater. Her alleged father, Henry Pearce, is out to make money out of his knowledge that Janet’s coach, Mr Lancing, is the one who is her real father. Lancing suspects it himself. Matters come to a head when Pearce takes Janet prisoner and demands ransom money from Lancing. He informs Lancing that Janet is indeed his daughter, and tells Janet her real name is Carol Lancing. Lancing leaves the ransom money for Pearce as agreed, but Pearce does not realise that Lancing is waiting for him and intending to follow him to Carol/Janet. But lightning strikes Pearce dead before he can do that.

Notes

Appeared

  • Born to Skate – Bunty (?) – #68 (25 April 1959)
  • Reprinted: (?) – #485, 29 April 1967