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horoscope was great at predicting the future. Every
strip would start with a panel like the one above,
what was to follow and those predictions always
true, though not in the way you might have thought...
Way back in Whizzer & Chips #1, Hetty's horoscope
"Today will be a good day for solving problems"
And it was, sort of. On her way to schoool, Hetty
a mother with a mewling child in a pram. Helpful
the pram and whizzes the kid round
and round the local park
double quick, hoping to tire the bairn and
solve the mother's
problem. But she just ends up in trouble with
constabulary, charged with "kid nicking".
And what's more,
she arrives late for school. Although, that's no problem
because school is closed today, due to a heating
breakdown - Hooray for Hetty! - only she careens
miserable headmistress, Miss Misery, knocking
her for six,
and as punishment she's given a stack of extra
Hetty herself wasn't a particularly inspired creation,
you can see, those twisted outcomes were often quite
There was also a twist to Hetty's appearances,
despite being a Whizz-Kid at heart, our younfg
teller reappeared in the early Whoopee! Annuals
Something no one could have predicted...