The story:

Each year on the ninth moon a child's rattle is mysteriously left on the Skull Throne. This, together with other, possibly related, mysteries like a Llongo crown stolen from a sealed hut and the appearance of a horned tiger, make the Phantom consult the chronicles in a desperate effort to gain clues.

The mention of "LP" in various chronicles suggests a link with a jungle legend that the Phantom initially derides, but geographical references in his ancestor's stories give him a real chance to verify the legend's authenticity or not. It is time to start the hazardous journey to "the rock of the flying eagle"...

Watch out for:

  • An early mention of the giant bird of Gandor (see S063 The Giant Bird of Gandor)
  • Guran admitted to the chronicle room ("the sacred cave of chronicles") for the first time
  • The Treaty of the Rattle
  • The Phantom's first journey across the lava beds
  • ??The giant dragon

  • Published in Frew:
    983 1485

    Published in Norway/Sweden:
    Spc:1 1973 Ftb:8 2016
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    S046 - The Rattle

    Original run in the papers: 26 Aug 1956 - 13 Jan 1957
    Script: Lee Falk
    Art: Wilson McCoy