By W. E. Johns

This includes seven brief tales. they're all Air Police tales aside from the final one, that's a moment international conflict tale. those are as follows:-

THE CASE OF THE BLACK SHEEP

An ex-RAF Officer is utilizing his plane to smuggle nylons into the united kingdom, choosing them up from a ship.

THE CASE OF THE traveling SULTAN

A infamous US gangster is making plans to assault a Sultan's airplane so as to thieve his diamonds.

THE CASE OF THE UNREGISTERED OPERATOR

Biggles is going to criminal so one can discover an unlawful air transportation operation for criminals.

THE CASE OF THE WOUNDED AGENT

Biggles is distributed on a different project 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 understands tips 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 aircraft is stealing airplane for the aviation gas they contain.

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What’s to avoid you, if you happen to get hold of the stuff, knocking me at the head and throwing me into the closest river? ” “Nothing,” responded the darkish guy, with superb frankness. “You’ll need to belief us. ” “What approximately you trusting me? ” “How? ” “I’ll acquire the stuff and ship you your percentage throughout the put up. ” the opposite shook his head. “I’ve advised you, you couldn’t get it with out being picked up. ” “I could—if i used to be within the state the place I concealed it. The police there don’t be aware of me. ” “And where’s that? ” “France. ” The darkish guy whistled softly and glanced at his accomplices. “That’s whatever I didn’t cut price for. ” He appeared again at Biggles. “How did you get it there? ” “Posted it within the usual method, in case the police picked me up sooner than i may recover from there myself. figuring out what i used to be going to do, I had an handle able to submit it to—a little flat in Paris owned through a relation of mine. So earlier than we will be able to carve up the stuff, we’ve acquired to get to it. how will you deal with that? ” “Easy. I’ll fly you over. that occurs to be my line of commercial. ” “All right,” agreed Biggles slowly. “You fly me over. We’ll visit the flat. I’ll provide you with your reduce, and then we will move our personal methods. I shall remain in Paris. ” “Fair enough,” agreed the darkish guy. “When can we pass? ” “Tonight. the earlier the higher. evidently we don’t paintings in sunlight. ” “That’s ok with me,” proven Biggles. “Meanwhile, you’d larger remain right here out of harm’s manner. We’ll make you comfortable,” promised the darkish guy. “Incidentally, on the way to switch your sterling into francs I’ll let you know the identify of a guy who’ll provide the top charges and no questions requested. ” “He’s within the black marketplace, eh? ” “In it? ” the fellow laughed scornfully. “He’s the king of it. you can now take it effortless whereas we get issues mounted up. only one final aspect. ” The man’s darkish eyes chanced 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 a great argument, anyhow,” he murmured, assisting himself to a different cigarette. At 8 o’clock a similar night the darkish guy —whom Biggles had heard pointed out through his assistants, properly, 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 obtained to the automobile, utilizing an analogous direction through which they'd received admission to the home, the motive 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 proposal. All he knew was once that his vacation spot was once approximately an hour’s run from London. The evening, he observed, now not with no misgivings—for like such a lot pilots he detested being flown by means of a person he didn't know—was darkish and overcast. the automobile left London at the nice West street; yet he realized not more than that, for almost immediately afterwards his spouse drew the blinds and he might reflect on no moderate excuse for challenging that they need to be lifted. It was once approximately an hour later that the auto made a pointy flip and even as bogged down on a section of street so tough that it was once evidently a lane or farm tune.

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