By W. E. Johns
This comprises seven brief tales. they're all Air Police tales aside from the final one, that is 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, making a choice on 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 a view to scouse borrow his diamonds.
THE CASE OF THE UNREGISTERED OPERATOR
Biggles is going to criminal with a view to discover an unlawful air transportation operation for criminals.
THE CASE OF THE WOUNDED AGENT
Biggles is shipped on a unique task to save lots of a undercover agent, and his details, from Bulgaria.
THE CASE OF the intense PUPIL
An very good flying student, who already is familiar with the way to 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 aircraft is stealing airplane for the aviation gasoline they contain.
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Only one final aspect. ” The man’s darkish eyes stumbled on Biggles’s. His hand went to his pocket to bare the butt of an automated. “No humorous stuff—or else. ” Biggles smiled. “That’s an outstanding argument, anyhow,” he murmured, assisting himself to a different cigarette. At 8 o’clock an identical night the darkish guy —whom Biggles had heard noted by way of his assistants, safely, as Darkie—came in and introduced that it was once time to maneuver off. The others weren't there, and Biggles questioned in the event that they have been to be left at the back of, but if they received to the auto, utilizing a similar path through which that they had won admission to the home, the driving force of the morning was once in his position. The fresh-complexioned guy didn't installed an visual appeal. the automobile trigger. the place it was once going Biggles had no suggestion. All he knew used to be that his vacation spot was once approximately an hour’s run from London. The evening, he observed, no longer with no misgivings—for like so much pilots he detested being flown via someone he didn't know—was darkish and overcast. the automobile left London at the nice West highway; yet he discovered not more than that, for almost immediately afterwards his better half drew the blinds and he may perhaps give some thought to no moderate excuse for tough that they need to be lifted. It was once approximately an hour later that the auto made a pointy flip and whilst bogged down on a bit of highway so tough that it used to be evidently a lane or farm music. inside 5 mins the tip got here unexpectedly. the auto stopped. “This is it,” stated Darkie. “Come on. ” He bought out. Biggles undefined, and located that the automobile had halted in a stubble box of a few measurement. shut handy, close to a clump of elms, was once a double line of corn-stacks. the auto didn't wait. With its head-lights dimmed, delivering the sphere, it went slowly down the lane that gave entry to it. Darkie walked quickly to the corn-stacks. Biggles went him, and there, lower than a tarpaulin stretched among them and coated with straw, stood an aircraft—a Puss Moth of old classic. there has been no one with it. the single gentle shone from the window of a cottage or farmhouse approximately 2 hundred yards away. yet a minute later dual beams of headlights lower a flare direction around the box, and Biggles smiled within the darkness as he realised that the auto had easily moved to a place from which it could actually act as a beacon. Darkie opened the door of the airplane. “Get in,” he ordered. They received in. The door slammed. The starter whirred. The engine sprang to existence. A minute handed, with the engine idling. Then it roared, and the plane raced around the box. Darkie used to be staring into the darkness forward; and so, for that topic, used to be Biggles, who used to be under no circumstances chuffed. despite the fact that, the wheels have been quickly off the floor. The computer swept up and around in an unnecessarily steep mountain climbing flip, after which, nonetheless mountain climbing, settled down on a southerly direction. taking a look down, Biggles observed what he had undertaken the flight to ascertain—the position of the key airfield. the nice West highway, with its streams of site visitors lighting and an illuminated sign up the manufacturing facility of a company of publishers, advised him the location of it precisely.