Tag Archives: runaways

Petronella

Plot

Twins Gail and Sarah Harcourt had run away from their boarding school to search for their pony, Petronella. The pony had been mistakenly sold to a slaughterer, pooling their savings and selling their possessions, the girls had raised £100 reward for anyone who had seen Petronella, and were on their way to see someone who had replied to the advertisement. But, on the journey, their money had been stolen.

Notes

  • Art: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Petronella – Judy: #1153 (13 February  1982) – #1164 (1 May 1982)

The Runaway Rogers

Plot

The four Rogers children, whose parents  disappeared on a trip abroad, ran away from a children’s home to their Aunt Margedd’s cottage in North Wales —only to find the place empty and deserted. Ben and Danny Rogers followed a shepherd boy into the mountains at night and were led to Aunt Margedd, living in a ruined chapel. But when Ben and Twm, the shepherd, boy, returned to the cottage for Agnes and Connie, they found it burning fiercely.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Runaway Rogers – Judy: #565 (7 November 1970) – #573 (2 January 1971)

The Hideaway Harpers

Plot

The Harper family were living in London at the start of WW2, when their father was reported missing and their mother taken ill. The children, Iris, Tony, Dinah and Sally were evacuated to country but when they were found they were to be separated they went hiding in the woods.

Notes

Appeared

  •   The Hideaway Harpers – Suzy: #121(29 December 1984) – #130 (2 March 1985)

A Secret Place

Plot:

When Molly Manders’ parents drowned, shock made her young sister, Katie, lose all memory of the accident. A couple named Hobson wanted to adopt Katie only, but the sisters ran away to a secret cave behind a waterfall. They were befriended by a wild boy, Colin, and later by a reporter, Bill Owen, who went to London to enquire about a locket Katie wore, which the Hobsons wanted. When Katie fell into the river, her memory began to return.

secret place

Notes:

  • Art: Eduardo Feito
  • Reprinted and translated into Dutch (as “Achter de waterval”) -Tina #40/1980-49/1980.

Appeared:

  • A Secret Place – Judy:  #905 (14 May 1977) –  #914 (16 July 1977)

The Fugitives

Plot

Dolly and Susie Perkins were  ill-treated by the Morgans, who were looking after them while their scientist parents were abroad. The Morgans wanted a formula, accidentally memorised by Susie, the younger sister, who had an extraordinary memory. Desperate, the girls ran away and took refuge in an old museum which only opened once a ‘week for school groups.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Fugitives– Judy: #1293 (20 October 1984) – #1303 (29 December 1984)