By W. E. Johns
This comprises seven brief tales. they're all Air Police tales with the exception of the final one, that's a moment global struggle tale. those are as follows:-
THE CASE OF THE BLACK SHEEP
An ex-RAF Officer is utilizing his plane to smuggle nylons into the united kingdom, identifying them up from a ship.
THE CASE OF THE traveling SULTAN
A infamous US gangster is making plans to assault a Sultan's plane with the intention to scouse borrow his diamonds.
THE CASE OF THE UNREGISTERED OPERATOR
Biggles is going to legal for you to discover an unlawful air transportation operation for criminals.
THE CASE OF THE WOUNDED AGENT
Biggles is distributed on a different project to save lots of a undercover agent, and his info, from Bulgaria.
THE CASE OF the intense PUPIL
An first-class flying student, who already is familiar with how you can fly, is utilizing his solo flights for unlawful reasons.
THE CASE OF THE MURDERED APPRENTICE
Biggles uncovers a smuggling operation from Holland whilst investigating why a guy was once murdered.
THE CASE OF THE STOLEN AIRCRAFT
A guy who has designed a brand new airplane is stealing plane for the aviation gasoline they contain.
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Pity. ” “A nice pity,” agreed Biggles. “But whilst was once this? ” “About per week in the past. ” “What occurred? ” “The run used to be from Lympne to Croydon, yet he acquired off his tune someplace and used to be adrift for a while. His tanks have been approximately dry whilst he acquired in, so he could have been fortunate. ” “You misplaced contact with him, it appears? ” “Yes. ” “What rationalization did he provide? ” “He was once rather frank approximately it. He acknowledged he’d run into a few floor mist and misplaced his means. ” “What are tools for? ” Tommy shrugged. Biggles went on. “I think he obtained a Met. document earlier than he started—or his teacher must have obtained it for him; and doubtless a person checked his compass direction. used to be there any unexpected switch within the climate? ” “No—but you know the way it is,” protested Tommy. “Don’t be tough on him. all of us make error every now and then. ” “Between you and me he’s made numerous blunders in his time—but don’t allow him see you recognize whatever approximately that,” back Biggles. “Have preparations been made but for his subsequent try out? ” “As a question of truth they've got. He’s attempting back this night, climate allowing. ” “What’s the path this time? ” “He’s to fly from the following to Lympne. ” “At what time? ” “He starts off at 9 o’clock. No colossal machines are due in from the Continent at that hour so he won’t be fearful by means of the danger of whatever crossing his song. ” “Thanks, Tommy. That’s all i would like to know,” acknowledged Biggles. “Don’t be stunned in case you see me placing round approximately 9 o’clock. Take no become aware of of me in case you do, except I converse to you. And no matter what you do don’t point out the notice police among every now and then. goodbye. ” “Here! part a minute! ” expostulated the secretary. “What’s all this approximately? ” “I’ll let you know tonight—that is, if i do know myself,” replied Biggles. “By the best way, has Seymour a automobile? ” “Yes. He makes use of it to run among right here and city. Aren’t you going to stick to lunch? ” “No thank you. ” “Well, a minimum of have a drink sooner than you pass? ” “No thank you. ” Biggles smiled. “Can’t you spot I’m operating? ” “Okay,” sighed Tommy. “Have it your personal approach. you usually have been a queer poultry. ” “I’m now not the single queer poultry on your little aviary,” acknowledged Biggles smilingly as he went out. At 1 / 4 to 9 the airfield was once abandoned aside from mechanics in overalls who have been working up the engine of a desktop that had simply been pulled out of a lighted hanger. within the clubhouse itself just one or individuals lingered on the bar. Biggles and Ginger stood at the veranda doing not anything particularly, and there, almost immediately, the membership secretary joined them. “So there you are,” he saw. “What are you ? ” “The weather,” responded Biggles casually. “Beautiful evening for a place of moonlight aviation. ” “Couldn’t be higher. Seymour should not have any trouble in getting via this time. He may still also be in a position to make a secure touchdown should still he wander away and run out of petrol. ” “As you are saying, he should not have any hassle at all,” murmured Biggles. “Where is he, incidentally? ” “Getting into his package. Ah! There he's now. That’s Langley, his teacher, with him. Giving him a last note of recommendation, I think.