By W. E. Johns
Biggles retires from the Air Police within the wish of being recruited somewhere else. he's hoping to infiltrate a gun working racket who're believed to be promoting weapons to rebels in African international locations and supporting to impress civil battle. After ads, Biggles is approached through a count number Alexander Stavropulos and provided a beneficiant salary to fly for him. Biggles is taken through aircraft to Noriovika, a village in northern Greece the place the count number has a personal airfield. right here, he's stunned to discover Roderick Canson, a crooked ex-RAF pilot who Biggles has formerly visible imprisoned in BIGGLES AND THE BLACK masks. fortunately, the count number already is aware that Biggles is an ex-policeman so Canson can't reveal him. Canson and a pilot known as Jumbo Brady are despatched on a regimen supply to Africa yet a message is later got that their Constellation aircraft has crashed in a space often called the Sudd. Biggles is assigned as co-pilot to Sandy provide and they're either despatched out in a one other Constellation plane to rescue Canson, Brady and their shipment. On direction, Biggles and Sandy are pressured to land by means of an army airplane piloted through Lieutenant I'Nobo of the Congolese Air strength. I'Nobo searches their aircraft, discovering not anything, yet says he has been tipped off Constellation is smuggling weapons to rebels within the Congo and he has orders to forestall it. Canson, who has visible the airplane come down, makes his solution to them and tells Biggles that his Constellation used to be additionally compelled down, yet has no longer but been came upon by means of the Congolese military. Biggles, Sandy and Canson go back to Canson's Constellation airplane. Canson is adamant that his shipment is farm equipment and he's astonished to discover it's truly weapons while Biggles opens the crates up. The weapons are hidden within the surrounding bush, as to be discovered with them may suggest loss of life for them all. in the course of the evening, Canson returns to Biggles' plane and steals it to flee, leaving Biggles and Sandy stranded with the unique Constellation that is slowed down and can't be flown. Canson will get his comeuppance whilst I'Nobo shoots him down in flames, an occasion proven at the airborne dirt and dust disguise of the e-book. Brady returns to affix the social gathering, having been away looking aid. he's through Sergeant Ducard of the Congolese military, with whom Biggles quickly falls out. Lieutenant I'Nobo arrives simply in time to forestall hassle. Ducard and his males depart, yet then one among them, referred to as Christmas, deserts, to flee from Ducard and sign up for Biggles and the others. This brings Ducard again and one other risky disagreement is barely shunned via the well timed arrival of Algy and Ginger. they've got pop out to the Congo with the count number, who's attempting to tackle what's taking place together with his planes. He really has no wisdom of any smuggling as he got the goods for supply prepared packed and the Greek executive set a catch for the genuine culprits at the back of the smuggling operation.
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