Sunday, August 14, 2011

Diamonds in Paris

A scan from the 1953 short story Sara's Adventure. This story was probably written to get Sara and Caroline back into the public eye after ten years because in the same year Breton Adventure and Bernese Adventure were reissued. This story was included in the Collins annual and lavishly illustrated. The plot is similar to what would later happen to Ricky in Crooks Tour.  While waiting at the airport in Paris, Sara agrees to take a packet of butter from an old lady to her daughter in London.  However, the flight is delayed for hours and the family decide to spread some of the butter on a bag of croissants that Sara was taking to her mother. To their great surprise, they find that diamonds have been hidden in the butter.