By W. E. Johns
This comprises 13 brief tales, 11 of which have been initially released within the CAMELS ARE COMING (1932) and of which (The notion Reader and Biggles reveals His ft) have been initially released in BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUARDRON (1934). The tales are:-
ABOUT PIONEER AIR wrestle (a brief essay by means of W. E. Johns)
HOW BIGGLES used to be "BORN" (a brief essay through W. E. Johns)
GLOSSARY OF phrases utilized in THIS BOOK
Biggles' propeller kills a service pigeon yet Biggles reveals 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 immense air conflict with the Germans.
THE area CALL
A captured German pilot tips Biggles, yet he realises in time to foil a German attack.
When Biggles loses considered one of 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 secret agent utilizing corn in a field.
BIGGLES unearths HIS FEET
Engine difficulty forces Biggles down in 'no-man's-land' the place he has a flavor of trench warfare.
Biggles assaults a seriously defended new German bomber and has to plot how to shoot it down.
Biggles is pressured to take depart 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 by means of a German fuel offer dump.
AFFAIRE DE COEUR
Biggles meets the affection of his existence, Marie Janis, merely 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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F. eleven. eleven. 18. P. 243/118/18. Biggles checked out the awareness unbelievingly. He grew to become to significant Mullen, who had simply entered. ‘So I’m going domestic, sir,’ he stated in a strained voice. ‘Yes, Bigglesworth. Wing desires you to fetch 319 out. i think you’re getting Snipes—you’ll be capable of make jewelry around Camels. ’ ‘Camels are more than enough for me,’ protested Biggles. ‘That’s the difficulty with this infernal conflict. individuals are by no means chuffed. allow us to persist with Camels and S. E. s and allow the Boche have their D. Sevens, rather than all this reducing and altering approximately. I’ve heard a hearsay a couple of new kite referred to as a Salamander that includes a sheet of armour plate. Why? I’ll let you know. a few brass-hat’s bought hit within the pants and that’s the outcome. What with sheet iron, oxygen to blow your within out, and electrically heated garments to set hearth on your kidneys, this struggle goes to bits. ’ ‘You’ll speak another way if you get your Snipes,’ laughed the main. ‘Orders say I’m to maneuver off day after today. ’ ‘Yes, that’s correct. ’ ‘Good. you could supply my like to the Huns at Aerodrome 27 and—what’s the identify of the opposite aim they’re going to fan down? ’ ‘Oh, it’s a brand new one to me,’ responded the foremost. ‘Place close to Lille—Chateau Boreau or whatever like that—cheerio—see you later. ’ It used to be in addition that he didn't pause to take a moment look at his flight-commander’s face, or he may have requested awkward questions. For a whole minute Biggles remained rooted to the spot with the phrases ringing in his ears. ‘Chateau Boreau, eh? ’ he acknowledged, less than his breath. ‘So they learn about that. How the deuce did these nosy-parkers on Intelligence locate that out? ’ he muttered bitterly. Mahoney slapped him at the again. ‘Have a drink, Biggles? ’ he cried. Biggles swung around. ‘Go to— No, I didn’t suggest that, previous lad,’ he acknowledged fast. ‘I used to be a section disenchanted at leaving the Squadron. Sorry—what are you having, every body? ’ he known as aloud. ‘Drinks are on me this night. ’ Dinner used to be a boisterous affair; the standard farewell speeches have been made and everyone used to be noisily satisfied. Biggles, pale-faced, together with his eyes glowing unnaturally, held the board. ‘So day after today i'm doing my final show,’ he concluded. The C. O. seemed up speedy. ‘But i assumed you have been entering into the morning,’ he exclaimed in shock. ‘In the afternoon, if you happen to don’t brain, sir,’ responded Biggles. ‘I needs to do another exhibit with 266. ’ significant Mullen nodded. ‘All right,’ he stated; ‘but don’t take any chances,’ he extra. ‘I should pack you off within the morning relatively. ’ Biggles spent a and stressed evening. Why he had requested to be allowed to fly with the morning convey he hardly ever knew, until it used to be to hold up departure so long as attainable. He racked his mind to discover an excuse to put off it until eventually the night for you to study the results of the bombing of the Chateau. If he used to be not able to do this, he had determined to invite Mac or Mahoney to attempt to ship him copies of the pictures of the bomb-bursts. considering issues over, he realised that his first fears that the Chateau was once to be bombed simply because Intelligence had discovered that Marie had made her method there have been unfounded.