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 airplane 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 which will thieve his diamonds.
THE CASE OF THE UNREGISTERED OPERATOR
Biggles is going to legal to be able to discover an unlawful air transportation operation for criminals.
THE CASE OF THE WOUNDED AGENT
Biggles is distributed on a distinct task to save lots of a undercover agent, and his details, from Bulgaria.
THE CASE OF the bright PUPIL
An very good flying student, who already understands the best 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 used to be murdered.
THE CASE OF THE STOLEN AIRCRAFT
A guy who has designed a brand new airplane is stealing plane for the aviation gas they contain.
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Biggles shook his head, a faint smile soaring concerning the corners of his mouth. “I’ve informed you what Raymond informed me. paintings it out for your self. It’s time you skyway coppers did your personal considering. ” Ginger regarded harm. “Well, supply us a clue. ” Biggles’s smile broadened. “All correct. carry me a six-inch Ordnance Survey map of south Norfolk. ” Ginger introduced the sheet and unrolled it on Biggles’s table. Biggles touched a place with the purpose of a pencil. “That’s the place we’re going,” he stated. “I count on to fulfill the bloke who pinched the planes. That’s up to I’m going to inform you. If he isn’t there I will probably be very upset. ” the celebrities have been paling within the sky whilst, the next morning, the Auster left the floor, and headed north with Biggles on the controls. Ginger, feeling quite cold, for the early morning air was once willing, after the city have been skirted had not anything to do yet gaze down on the nonetheless napping geographical region. The tangle of roads that will quickly be buzzing with site visitors have been nonetheless abandoned; an occasional lorry on a major road was once the one factor that moved. For the remainder, the scene was once the flat, multi-coloured, patchwork duvet that each pilot quickly will get to grasp so good. the elements used to be reasonable after a delicate autumn evening, and with the exception of a bit mist persisting over low floor visibility used to be stable. Above, a couple of flecks of cloud, some distance to the west, have been the one stains ,in an another way cloudless sky. in brief, the stipulations for flying have been excellent. For way more than part an hour now not a be aware was once spoken, even supposing Ginger, with a map on his knees, the path till Suffolk lay under them to the best, and Cambridgeshire, with the implementing cathedral of Ely conspicuous a little forward, to the left. The engine lower by surprise, picked up, went on back, reduce back, after which persevered with an asymmetric word. The computing device misplaced top. Ginger, in fact, assumed that the ability unit used to be failing, and was once approximately to make an observation to that impact while he observed Biggles’s hand relocating the throttle. rather than asserting what he was once going to assert, he remarked sharply: “What the dickens are you doing? ” “I am afraid we can be going to have a place of engine trouble,” spoke back Biggles, smiling interestingly. “We could have a pressured touchdown. ” “What do you mean—are we happening or aren’t we? ” “I shall move down while I see what I’m watching for to see,” spoke back Biggles. “That may still ensue at any second. I’m hoping to create the effect to an individual at the floor that we’re having a place of hassle, which might account for a touchdown outdoors an authorized airfield. ” “What are you searching for? ” “Wheel tracks on a massive box. With the dew nonetheless at the floor they need to be effortless adequate to work out. particularly, I’m drawn to tracks that fade away, as though the motor vehicle that made them—” “Had taken wing. ” “Exactly. you spot the farm forward, to the left and a few distance from the line? There’s a village a mile or so that you could the north of it. ” “Yes. ” “That’s the place I’m awaiting to determine the tracks. There are a few great great fields, besides.