By W. E. Johns
This comprises 13 brief tales, 11 of that have been initially released within the CAMELS ARE COMING (1932) and of which (The proposal Reader and Biggles unearths His ft) have been initially released in BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUARDRON (1934). The tales are:-
ABOUT PIONEER AIR wrestle (a brief essay by way of W. E. Johns)
HOW BIGGLES was once "BORN" (a brief essay through W. E. Johns)
GLOSSARY OF phrases utilized in THIS BOOK
Biggles' propeller kills a provider pigeon yet Biggles unearths the message and is going to rescue a spy.
SPADS AND SPANDAUS
Biggles and his squadron meet up with a few american citizens for an incredible air conflict with the Germans.
THE quarter CALL
A captured German pilot tips Biggles, yet he realises in time to foil a German attack.
When Biggles loses one among his pilots to a German trick he is going all out to get the aircraft responsible.
Biggles first meets a brand new pilot who occurs to be his cousin and whose Christian identify is Algernon.
THE conflict OF FLOWERS
Algy takes revenge while a German raid at the Squadron's aerodrome destroys his garden.
Biggles discovers a German aircraft receiving mystery indications from a undercover agent utilizing corn in a field.
BIGGLES reveals HIS FEET
Engine difficulty forces Biggles down in 'no-man's-land' the place he has a style of trench warfare.
Biggles assaults a seriously defended new German bomber and has to plan how to shoot it down.
Biggles is pressured to take go away yet manages to shoot down 2 German seaplanes that bomb the UK.
Biggles will get misplaced in fog and is surprised to find he has landed through a German gasoline offer dump.
AFFAIRE DE COEUR
Biggles meets the affection of his lifestyles, Marie Janis, purely to find that she is a spy.
THE final SHOW
Biggles will get promoted to significant and is shot down in simple terms to find the armistice has been signed.
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Nonetheless preserving the hearth warm,’ he sneered. ‘You must have been with us; we’ve had nice recreation. ’ ‘So have I,’ acknowledged Biggles softly. ‘I acquired in a few lovely shooting,’ persisted Frazer. ‘Funny; so did I,’ stated Biggles, smiling faintly. ‘You! Why, you haven’t been out. I can’t comprehend why a few individuals are so cautious approximately their skins. ’ one of many ladies got here ahead. ‘There,’ she stated. ‘I’ve introduced you a bit keepsake. ’ She laid a small white feather at the desk. ‘Thanks,’ acknowledged Biggles lightly. ‘I’ve consistently sought after a feather in my cap. I’ve acquired one this day. ’ Mr. Harboard bustled into the room. ‘What’s that—what’s that—feather on your cap? I may still say it will likely be. I shouldn’t be shocked for those who obtained the D. S. O.. good performed, my boy; you deserve it. ’ ‘D. S. O. —D. S. O. —? ’ echoed Frazer stupidly. ‘What the satan for? ’ ‘Haven’t you heard? ’ ‘Oh, lower it out, sir,’ protested Biggles. ‘Cut it out, be blowed. I’m proud to have you ever below my roof and that i wish each person to grasp it. ’ He became to the others. ‘He’s simply shot down a few Hun bombers within the sea, when they bombed Ramsgate. ’ A silence fell that may virtually be felt. ‘Who—who is he? ’ blurted out Frazer, finally, nodding in the direction of Biggles, who was once lights a cigarette. ‘He’s now not the Bigglesworth—the fellow we examine within the papers—the flyer—is he? ’ ‘Of path he's; who else did you're thinking that he used to be? ’ cried Harboard in astonishment. ‘Well,’ stated Frazer quietly, ‘I’ll be getting alongside. I’ve simply had a cellphone name calling me as much as Newcastle within the morning. I’ll need to begin this night to seize my teach. ’ ‘That’s all right,’ acknowledged Biggles cheerfully. ‘Stay the evening and I’ll fly you up within the morning. i will get a Bristol from Lympne. ’ ‘No thanks,’ cried Frazer firmly. ‘I can’t comprehend a few people,’ stated Biggles softly, as he grew to become in the direction of the library, ‘being so cautious approximately their skins. ’ [Back to Contents] * * * 1 Flying education tuition. FOG! FOG, mist, and nonetheless extra mist. Biggles crouched decrease in his cockpit because the white vapour swirled aft, and needed he had taken significant Sidgrove’s recommendation and waited at Lympne till it had lifted. ‘It will transparent because the sunlight comes up,’ he had advised the main, with a bit of luck, as he took off. He used to be fearful to come again to the Squadron, and even though visibility at the flooring had now not been solid he didn't imagine it was once so undesirable because it proved to be within the air. At 500 toes the floor was once thoroughly hidden from view, yet a look on the compass informed him that he was once heading in the direction of the French coast. ‘What an afternoon! ’ he muttered, and climbed gradually to get above the opaque curtain. At 5,000 toes the mist started to skinny and the sunlight confirmed wanly as a light white orb; while his altimeter instructed him that he was once 6,000 toes above the earth, he emerged into transparent sunshine with a suddenness that used to be startling. ‘I’ve a negative likelihood of discovering the aerodrome if these items doesn’t lift,’ he advised himself as he skimmed alongside simply above the pea-soup vapour. For an hour he his direction, peering under anxiously for a holiday within the mist to teach him his whereabouts, yet in useless.