By W. E. Johns
This includes seven brief tales. they're all Air Police tales with the exception of the final one, that's a moment international battle tale. those are as follows:-
THE CASE OF THE BLACK SHEEP
An ex-RAF Officer is utilizing his airplane to smuggle nylons into the united kingdom, determining them up from a ship.
THE CASE OF THE traveling SULTAN
A infamous US gangster is making plans to assault a Sultan's airplane which will thieve his diamonds.
THE CASE OF THE UNREGISTERED OPERATOR
Biggles is going to legal that allows you to discover an unlawful air transportation operation for criminals.
THE CASE OF THE WOUNDED AGENT
Biggles is shipped on a different project to save lots of a undercover agent, and his info, from Bulgaria.
THE CASE OF the bright PUPIL
An very good flying scholar, who already understands find out how to fly, is utilizing his solo flights for unlawful reasons.
THE CASE OF THE MURDERED APPRENTICE
Biggles uncovers a smuggling operation from Holland while investigating why a guy was once murdered.
THE CASE OF THE STOLEN AIRCRAFT
A guy who has designed a brand new airplane is stealing airplane for the aviation gas they contain.
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Have you ever been flying lengthy? ” he enquired. “Seven years. i was a night-flying teacher. ” the guy laughed bitterly. “They threw me out simply because I introduced a couple of issues domestic from France—and forgot to claim them. precise, I made cash out of it—but who wouldn’t, given the opportunity? a number of bob an afternoon carrier pay used to be little need to me. ” “And you're thinking that you may get away with this? ” “What’s to prevent me? Pah! It’s cash for previous rope. I’ve obtained the mechanic who used to dump the stuff I introduced from France giving me a hand. ” Biggles acknowledged not more. there has been little need. He knew, now, all he desired to be aware of. In part an hour they have been over the Channel, Darkie having reduce his engine to flow over the coast. Ten mins later this manoeuvre was once repeated as he crossed the coast of France. far more than an hour later the computer touched down at a place which Biggles judged to be no more than a twenty mins’ run via motor vehicle from Paris. The desktop ran to a standstill close to a few farm structures. “I’ll go away her here,” stated Darkie. “I will be again back shortly. Don’t fear concerning the farmer—he’s alright. one of many gang, in reality. ” “How will we get to Paris? ” “Car. I retain one right here. easy, isn’t it? ” Darkie laughed back, possibly at his personal cleverness. As they obtained into the auto he requested: “What’s the handle? ” “Forty-one rue Chantonesse. It’s by way of the river close to the Ile de Paris. I’ll convey you. ” the quick force handed with out incident, and less than Biggles’s course the auto pulled up opposed to the kerb in a quiet, dimly-lighted highway. Biggles went to the door and knocked. The concierge, an aged guy, responded, and stood apart to permit the 2 callers to go into. Biggles led tips on how to the 1st ground, entered a room the door of which stood ajar, and switched at the electrical gentle. “Here we are,” he stated cheerfully, and going over to a cabinet took out a suitcase which he wear a desk. He used to be approximately to open it while he all started, looking at whatever Darkie held in his hand. It used to be the automated. “What’s the assumption? ” he requested sharply. “The proposal is I’ll look after that suitcase,” responded Darkie crisply. “But you—what about—” “Okay, brother. Take it effortless. hold your mouth close and also you won’t get damage. begin squealing and also you will,” snapped Darkie viciously. “I imagine you’re simply the bottom kind of crook,” stated Biggles coldly. “What you think that won’t lose me any sleep,” stated Darkie, grinning unpleasantly. Biggles appeared him with contempt. “You by no means made an even bigger mistake on your lifestyles. there has been a second while i may have felt sorry for you. How improper I must have been. You’re only a reasonable criminal in the end. ” Then, elevating his voice, he went on: “Okay, Inspector, support your self. ” There should have been whatever in Biggles’s demeanour that informed Darkie the reality, for he spun around. Biggles jumped in, grabbed the hand that held the gun, and bent it again over his personal arm. on the comparable second into the room moved quickly Inspector Gaskin with one other plain-clothes guy and uniformed gendarmes. The fight used to be brief. the automated went off, yet the entire bullet did used to be tear a gap within the carpet.