The Silent Three

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"The Silent Three" from School Friend, c. 1950

The Silent Three (originally The Silent Three of St. Kit's) was a comic strip published in the British girls' comic School Friend[1] from 1950 to 1963,[2] written by Horace Boyten and Stewart Pride, and originally illustrated by Evelyn Flinders.[3] Three schoolgirls at St. Kit's boarding school, Betty Roland, Joan Derwent and Peggy West, banded together as a secret society against the tyranny of the head prefect, later also fighting crime wearing numbered masks and hooded green robes.[4] In 1977 Posy Simmonds drew a weekly strip for The Guardian entitled The Silent Three of St Botolph's in tribute.

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