By W. E. Johns
Biggles comes to a decision to enquire Roderick Canson, an ex-RAF Officer, whom he knew to be a thief. Canson has simply been granted a licence to function an air constitution corporation and Biggles is suspicious as to what he's as much as. Ginger is shipped on a vacation to great in France with the recent corporation. He follows Canson and is attacked and approximately killed. Returning to the united kingdom, Ginger is abducted by means of Canson and held in a wide kingdom condominium. right here he meets Mr X, a guy who wears a black masks to hide his id. The dirt conceal exhibits Ginger being introduced prior to Mr. X, with a wide photo of the guy within the masks. Biggles and Bertie examine Ginger's disappearance. Biggles follows Ginger's path to the resort room the place he was once staying and unearths that he has left a coded message for them. Bertie retains watch on Canson's airfield and follows his targeted Rolls Royce from the air. This leads him to a wide state apartment. Biggles suspects that Ginger is being held in the home and with the aid of Inspector Gaskin and a burglar of his acquaintance often called 'Badger', Biggles and Bertie holiday into the home, after doping the shield canines. They do that simply because Canson has threatened to homicide Ginger in the event that they don't drop their investigations. Ginger is rescued and Canson flees in his airplane to great, the place, with the aid of Marcel Brissac, he's arrested. The air constitution corporation is a entrance for smuggling counterfeit foreign money. Returning to raid the big nation condominium, Biggles is in for a huge shock as to what's at the back of the scheme and who the fellow in the back of the masks is.
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Let’s move domestic and sleep on it. ’ bankruptcy nine WHAT subsequent? the subsequent morning Bertie’s first query was once: ‘Any note from him? ’ there has been no use to say Ginger via identify. Biggles shook his head. ‘Nothing. I don’t love it. ’ Over an early breakfast Bertie requested: ‘Have you any brilliant rules? ’ ‘I have a few rules, yet how shiny they're is still seen,’ spoke back Biggles. ‘Lately my brilliant rules appear to float off the beam. i presumed it was once a shiny concept to ship Ginger on a visit with Canson however it doesn’t glance very vivid at this second. Let’s face it. I didn’t foresee a scenario like this and that i couldn’t have imagined it. ’ ‘You knew Canson used to be as crooked as a corkscrew. ’ ‘I knew he was, which isn’t really an analogous factor. i used to be operating completely on suspicion. I’d no facts of each time underhand. Canson is a kind of males who're by no means content material with what they’ve obtained, and understanding that i assumed he could be operating a few minor racket on his personal account. In view of what’s occurred it starts off to appear as though i used to be incorrect. it is a higher factor than I suspected. It has to be, or Canson could by no means have long gone as far as to intrude with Ginger. a minimum of, as Ginger hasn’t stated again we will basically finish that’s what has occurred. Had it been attainable for him to get m contact with us he could have performed so. He wouldn’t go away us within the air like this. ’ ‘You quite imagine Canson has acquired him? ’ ‘What else are we to imagine? ’ ‘Let’s believe you’re correct. What does Canson desire to achieve by way of it? ’ ‘I wouldn’t understand. ’ ‘Where may possibly Canson hold him? He needs to reside someplace yet I can’t see him taking him domestic. ’ ‘Neither am i able to. He may possibly rarely lock him up on the aerodrome; there’s no development appropriate for that. If he isn’t there he will be at any place. i've got a sense there’s extra to this company than we all know; that Canson isn’t on my own in no matter what it's he’s doing. ’ ‘Well, what are we going to do approximately it? It’s time we have been doing whatever. ’ ‘For a begin I’m going to Paris. ’ ‘Why Paris? ’ ‘To have a note with Marcel Brissac of los angeles Sûreté. ’ ‘Couldn’t you mobilephone him? ’ ‘No. There’s an excessive amount of to assert. i need him to appreciate precisely what has occurred. He can lay on a guy to maintain an eye fixed on that store within the Rue Baldini, in great. that matches someplace into the jigsaw. I’ll provide him an outline of Canson in case he is going there back. I’ll additionally supply him the registration of the Dove. If he understands it’s below suspicion he’ll watch it at any time when it enters France. ’ ‘Are you going by myself? ’ ‘I am. i've got a task for you. it could possibly bring about not anything yet it’s the single factor i will reflect on. I’m reckoning that if Canson has obtained Ginger placed away someplace he’ll visit see him at times. He’d not often depart him to starve to dying. the possibilities are that once he is going — actually, anywhere he is going — he’ll use his automobile. You can’t mistake it. substantial crooks love sizeable dear vehicles. It’s considered one of their weaknesses. self-importance, in fact. this is often what i would like you to do. Take the Proctor and fly over Millham. If the Rolls is there, watch it. See the place it is going. so long as it retains out of heavy site visitors, and there isn’t a lot site visitors on that secondary street that serves the airfield, that shouldn’t be too tough.