The Raft People

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The Raft People
Start date: November 21st, 1948
End date: January 23rd, 1949
# of strips: 10 (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "City of Jewels
Pt.3: Conclusion
Followed by: "Fear Island"

"The Raft People" is the 41st Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

As the Argos moves lazily through a warm tropical sea, Narda sunbathes on a raft, pulled aft of the yacht. But the raft rope works loose from the raft railing and unnoticed by anyone, Narda and the raft are gone.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Old Salt, an old sailer living with the Raft people
  • The Raft people


  • South Sea


  • S.S. Argus, Blaine's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of November 21, 1948 (Beginning: The Raft People...).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake og flåtefolket", Skippern (1952)

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