Here is the 2nd story ...
2. Le chanteur timide
Original US name: Mandrake Plays Cupid
Story number: S059 
Start date: 1953-10-04
End date: 1953-11-22
Printed in: Special Mandrake
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Mandrake is doing a show and one of the other artists - Ted, a singer - is in love with another stage artist named Marylin. Unfortunately, Ted is shy and the regisseur (Mr. Grant) also want to be with Marilyn. Because Ted saved MandrakeÕs life, our hero will help him.
1953-10-04: the first strip of this story.
While he wait behind the scene, Mandrake is watching the other artists.
Mandrake: How this young artists is shy! ThatÕs more than one hour that he is tryhing to talk to that young lady!
Ted: Hi... Marylin.. I would...
Mr. Grant: Ted, your turn soon. Try to sing fine this time!
Mandrake: At the moment he decide to talk, this Mr. Grant stop him!
Mr. Grant: Mandrake, on stage!
Mandrake: ItÕs not hard if you find an elephant who like to fly!
Ted: How does he do that?
Theater worker: No way. He will not tells you... But he is very good.
But when Mandrake quits the stage, a large bag falls suddenly...
Ted saw the danger and push abruptly Mandrake...
Theater worker: Wao! The bag falls! What a luck...
Mandrake: You saved my life. How can I reward you?
Ted: DonÕt think about that. After all, I was able to do one good thing. By the way... itÕs time for me to go on stage!