- The Jinx from St Jonah’s (artist Mario Capaldi)
- Calling All Cassidy Fans! – competition
- The Haunting of Form 2B (artist Rodrigo Comos)
- Gwen’s Stolen Glory
- Make-Believe Mandy (artist Ana Rodriguez)
- Merry at Misery House (writer Terence Magee, unknown artist – Merry)
- Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito)
- Dora Dogsbody (writer Terence Magee, artist José Casanovas)
- Pony Parade 5: Trust Spotty
- The Snobs and the Scruffs
- A Dream for Yvonne (artist Miguel Quesada)
- Gail’s Indian Necklace (artist Phil Gascoine)
- Desert Island Daisy (artist Robert MacGillivray)
- Angela’s Angels (artist Leo Davy)
- Jinty Made It Herself…So Can You! – feature
Katie’s jinxing has a water theme this week, from jinxing water skiers to having the swimming team walk miles in the rain.
Judy tries to get help from the police about the haunting, but of course they’re not going to believe a thing like that. And Judy is even more terrified to realise that whatever is causing the haunting and making her friends dress like Victorian girls is going to target her next!
Gwen is riding high on the glory she has stolen. Of course that means a fall sooner or later, and it is already starting. Julie Waring is getting suspicious and has also overheard Gwen’s troubled conscience speaking out loud. Is Gwen about to be caught out?
The girls try to bust out of Misery House, but they not only fail but are also duped into playing a cruel trick on Carla, who was caught during the escape. One up to Misery House, but we know there will be a next time.
Angela’s Angels are accused of stealing, but it turns out the patient was foisting the blame onto them. We see acid-drop Angela has a heart: she sticks up for the Angels when they are accused and covers up for one somewhat errant Angel later on.
The scheming girls did not mean Yvonne to take a fall down the stairs when they soap the soles of her shoes, and only her acrobatic skills save her. It doesn’t cut much ice with jealous Lisa though, who is furious when Yvonne is chosen over her for the Dance of the Four Cygnets.
Miss Madden’s test for Mandy this week is very odd, even for her. She has Mandy dress up like a princess and then puts her in a posh room, where a two-way mirror enables Miss Madden and her colleagues to watch Mandy. Then Mandy panics for some reason when she hears the tune from a music box. Now what could have brought that on?
The influence of the Indian necklace has Gail’s friends turning away from her while she gets very sneaky and deceptive in getting what she wants. Daisy’s Victorian employers turn up their noses at coconuts and are not impressed with her fishing. It all ends up with their going hungry and Daisy slipping away, full of fish, so they don’t lumber her again. Dora helps out a dog that is being mistreated, but makes sure the dog doesn’t go to the dogs’ hotel either.
2 thoughts on “Jinty #5, 8 June 1974”
Fantastic Mistyfan, many thanks for this! With this and the other recent issue posts, we are only missing 14 out of the first 100 issues. A few of those are on both of our wants lists but there are others I will aim to get to, as it would be a great milestone to have as many as possible of the first 100 issues covered.
We’re bound to track down more issues this year. I wonder which ones?