By W. E. Johns
Whilst Biggles' contrary quantity and outdated good friend within the French Surete, Marcel Brissac, joins the French international Legion, Biggles is intrigued as to why. After pondering it via, Biggles concludes that Marcel is onto a global gang with a monetary curiosity in battle. a variety of international locations are at battle with one another and whilst there's a probability of peace, an incident frequently happens to thwart the peace approach. The foreign gang is at the back of such incidents. the single lead is the data that the crowd encourages French international Legionnaires to abandon and sign up for them. Biggles and Ginger sign up for Marcel within the Legion, and locate he's lower than suspicion. finally, Biggles and Ginger are approached to abandon as a result of their flying adventure. the 1st test is going mistaken yet finally they do wilderness and so stick with a path that they wish will make them the folks accountable. the path ends up in the Valley of the Tartars, the place a mystery squadron is accomplishing acts of aggression. right here they notice the gang's most modern recruit is a definite Erich Von Stalhein. With assistance from a lone madman waging a one-man struggle opposed to the crowd and a shock assault through Kurds, Biggles foils their plans. Air Commodore Raymond will get to fulfill Von Stalhein for the 1st time. The airborne dirt and dust hide depicts Biggles within the Legion uniform.
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It shook him now not a bit. Lengthening his velocity he marched again to the place Biggles was once ready. “Well? ” queried Biggles, his eyes on Ginger’s face, which was once a little bit faded lower than its tan. “Hold your hat,” muttered Ginger grimly. “Marcel is in his workplace, conversing at the cellphone. Voudron is within the subsequent room, with the speaking door open a crack, listening. ” “I don’t like that,” murmured Biggles. “I suggestion you wouldn’t. ” “That marks our useful sergeant as a snooper, if not anything worse. Let’s stroll on a bit method. ” Biggles persisted. “The very important factor is, who used to be Marcel speaking to and what used to be he asserting. we will need to discover. much could depend upon it. ” “Why no longer ask Marcel now? ” urged Ginger. “Here he comes. ” Marcel had left his place of work and used to be strolling promptly in the direction of the officials’ mess on a direction that will move close to them. Biggles’s eyes made a fast reconnaissance. The huge parade flooring was once abandoned. “Voudron can be looking at yet it’s worthy a chance,” he made up our minds. “Behave obviously. ” Marcel got here on. They walked in the direction of him, and at a distance of a backyard or got here to the salute. “I needs to speak,” stated Biggles tersely. “Pretend to tick me off approximately whatever. ” Marcel took the cue, pointing at Biggles unbuttoned tunic along with his cane. stated Biggles, status at awareness. “Who have been you speaking to at the ‘phone 3 mins in the past? ” “Joudrier. ” “Voudron used to be listening. we expect he’s our guy. ” Marcel’s face replaced color. “Where will we speak? ” requested Biggles crisply. “In town, this night at 9. within the palm grove at the back of the Bar Pigale. ” “Oui, mon commandant,” acknowledged Biggles loudly, seeing Voudron go away his workplace. He snapped to the salute. Marcel walked away. Biggles and Ginger persevered on in the direction of their quarters. Voudron intercepted them. “What was once the commandant chatting with you approximately? ” he enquired interestingly. “He choked me off for being improperly dressed. ” replied Biggles glibly. “Nothing is ever correct during this infernal place,” he extra bitterly. “I don’t brain telling you, mon sergent, that there are occasions while i am getting a section bored with it. ” “If I stated you for announcing that you’d be for it, Englishman,” asserted Voudron. yet he used to be smiling apparently. “Don’t fear. I’ll overlook it this time. ” “Thank you, mon sergent,” said Biggles gratefully. Voudron, nonetheless smiling, walked in the direction of the canteen. Biggles and Ginger went directly to the nook the place Voudron had spoken to Ginger previous within the day. “Let’s speak here,” acknowledged Biggles almost immediately. “Marcel used to be chatting with Joudrier, of every body. ” “I’d say that’s near to torn it so far as Marcel is concerned,” responded Biggles unfortunately. “If Voudron is aware Marcel is in contact with the Sureté, and I’m afraid he needs to, something can occur. i ponder how lengthy he’s been hearing Marcel’s ‘phone calls. ” “I’ll wager if Marcel is going out this night Voudron will shadow him. ” “It turns out most likely. if that's the case we’ll see if we will flip the trick in our favour. ” “How? ” “By following Voudron. ” “With what item? ” “Did you spot Marcel’s expression whilst I informed him Voudron had overheard his dialog?