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Pat among the Ponies [1958]

Plot

The senior girls of Moordown Riding School are completing the last stage of their cross-country initiative test and must return by a certain time. Pat Farley is among them, but things go wrong and they go off course.

Notes

Appeared

  • Pat among the Ponies Bunty: #22 (14 June 1958) – #37 (27 September 1958)
  • Reprinted – Bunty: #469 (7 January 1967) – #484 (22 April 1967)

Annie’s Orphans [1967]

Plot

In the wake of the Great Fire of London, Annie Besson rescues seven orphans. They go to live on a barge where Annie is trying to teach them to read and write. They are joined by a mudlark, Jonno, who steals whatever he needs. Annie is trying to cure him of stealing, but Jonno eventually ends up in court.

Notes

Appeared

  • Annie’s OrphansBunty: circa #484 (22 April 1967) – (?)

Fiona’s Strange Inheritance [1967]

Plot

Fiona McKnock Smith has been wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Chief of the McKnock clan and is sent away from McKnock Island. She creeps back to prove her innocence. Johnny Duncan accompanies her. She discovers a plot to steal the clan jewels, which the cook Mrs Strong and her granddaughter Fiona are part of. The crooks, Hank and Shortie, take Fiona and servant Dugald prisoner. After they escape they overhear Hank and Shortie planning to dispose of Mrs Strong and her granddaughter once they are of no further use. They warn Mrs Strong of this. She tells them Hank and Shortie have a new accomplice. Then they see Johnny with Hank and Shortie. Is he the new accomplice or what?

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Fiona’s Strange InheritanceBunty: circa #484 (22 April 1967) – (?)

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) – (?)