By W E Johns

'Don't circulate but. i am going out of front door. they will rush me then. that is your likelihood to head out the again approach. received that?'-'Quite clear.'-'Good! yet do not believe i am exaggerating. My possibilities of getting out of the following alive are approximately one in 100. Yours are one in ten. they will kill you with no the slightest compunction in the event that they imagine you are with me. i do not be aware of what you are doing the following, however it does not subject. Make for London. for those who get there, inform them what happened.'Biggles, Algy and Ginger by accident arrive in Spain through the civil battle. After an opportunity come across with a British Intelligence agent who passes them a coded message which needs to be acquired again to the Ministry of Defence in London, they're fascinated by a determined chase to come again domestic with the evil leader of Intelligence and Propaganda after them.

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Precise, they may ask us to maintain clear of the desktop, yet I fancy the last thing anybody will think is that we'll pinch it and fly it over Franco's traces. Why, if we advised them that they might imagine we have been joking—or else they might imagine we have been mad. ' 'They would not be some distance fallacious, either,' growled Algy mockingly. 'Well, let's make up our minds,' stated Biggles, with a gesture of finality. 'It's both that—or France. i might really visit France—don't make any mistake approximately that. but when we did fade out like that, with no making any try to get the letter, we should always consider lovely ailing approximately it for the remainder of our lives. may well I remind you that Frazer didn't hesitate to sacrifice his lifestyles at the mere off-chance that we should always get the letter via? ' 'Oh, i am not protesting,' murmured Algy. 'But you need to admit that chasing this confounded letter is changing into a kind of nightmare. What you are saying is going for me. ' 'How do you are feeling approximately it, Ginger? ' requested Biggles. 'Oh, let's move after the perishing letter,' spoke back Ginger carelessly. 'We are so as much as the neck in difficulty that issues cannot be any worse. ' Biggles straightened himself. 'Well,' he acknowledged quick, 'let's get on with it. If we remain the following we will merely get the jitters. do not hurry. we will walk throughout quietly, as though we have now not anything higher to do. ' 'Nor have we, if it involves that,' mused Algy. Leaving the automobile the place it used to be, they strolled casually around the parched earth in the direction of the Caproni, which used to be now abandoned, the newness of it it appears having worn off. a few mechanics have been engaged on machines closer the hangars, although, yet they took no observe no matter what of the 3 légionnaires. As they approached, Biggles ran his eyes speedily over the computing device, absolutely awaiting to work out a few harm which might make their plan impracticable; yet even though there have been a few sinister-looking holes in the course of the tail finish of the fuselage and the fin, there looked to be no harm adequate to place the desktop out of com-mission. 'What approximately petrol? ' requested Ginger. 'It's a latest desktop so there must be a gauge,' spoke back Biggles. 'If the tank has been holed it's going to exhibit empty. We shouldn't probability initiating until eventually now we have ascertained so far as attainable that every thing is O. okay. If after we allure consciousness to ourselves we would be requested a few awkward questions. ' by way of this time that they had reached the large bomber. 'She appears to be like fresh to me,' endured Biggles, taking a wary look towards the aerodrome structures. 'Stay the place you're whereas i've got a glance around within. ' So asserting, he entered the Caproni via the door whereas the others, affecting the inconsequential demeanour of informal viewers, strolled around the a ways aspect of the fuselage. 'Confound it! right here comes Harkwell,' exclaimed Ginger. He became to warn Biggles, whom he may possibly now see within the keep watch over cabin, yet he desisted while he observed that Biggles had already famous the American's technique. Ginger grew to become to have interaction him in dialog because the most sensible manner of forestalling suspicion. 'Where did this beautiful child come from, Cy,' he inquired cheerfully.

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