By W. E. Johns
Biggles retires from the Air Police within the desire of being recruited in other places. he's hoping to infiltrate a gun operating racket who're believed to be promoting weapons to rebels in African international locations and assisting to impress civil warfare. After ads, Biggles is approached through a count number Alexander Stavropulos and provided a beneficiant salary to fly for him. Biggles is taken by way of aircraft to Noriovika, a village in northern Greece the place the count number has a personal airfield. right here, he's surprised 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 understands that Biggles is an ex-policeman so Canson can't divulge him. Canson and a pilot known as Jumbo Brady are despatched on a regimen supply to Africa yet a message is later obtained that their Constellation airplane has crashed in a space referred to as the Sudd. Biggles is assigned as co-pilot to Sandy furnish and they're either despatched out in a one other Constellation airplane to rescue Canson, Brady and their shipment. On course, Biggles and Sandy are pressured to land by way of an army airplane piloted via Lieutenant I'Nobo of the Congolese Air strength. I'Nobo searches their airplane, 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 obvious the airplane come down, makes his approach to them and tells Biggles that his Constellation was once additionally pressured 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 chanced on with them might suggest demise for them all. throughout the evening, Canson returns to Biggles' airplane 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 while I'Nobo shoots him down in flames, an occasion proven at the airborne dirt and dust hide of the ebook. Brady returns to hitch the occasion, having been away looking support. he's via Sergeant Ducard of the Congolese military, with whom Biggles quickly falls out. Lieutenant I'Nobo arrives simply in time to forestall difficulty. Ducard and his males go away, yet then certainly one of them, referred to as Christmas, deserts, to flee from Ducard and subscribe to Biggles and the others. This brings Ducard again and one other harmful war of words is simply refrained from by way of the well timed arrival of Algy and Ginger. they've got pop out to the Congo with the count number, who's attempting to deal with what's occurring together with his planes. He actually has no wisdom of any smuggling as he obtained the goods for supply prepared packed and the Greek govt set a capture for the true culprits at the back of the smuggling operation.
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