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By W.E. Johns

Reissued with a gorgeous new hide, this can be the best advent to this bestselling sequence for brand new readers.
'Well if you'd like hassle you could have it!' grated Biggles via set tooth. 'See the way you like this!'

In the later phases of the 1st global conflict Biggles and his fellow fliers need to use all their wit and ability to stick prior to the German combatants so made up our minds to deliver them down.

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The 1st German fast hacked a gap during the smooth felt roofing. The gun used to be dragged into place, and commenced spitting viciously. * The identify maxim originated from the inventor, the yankee Hiram Maxim, whose easy laptop gun layout was once followed through German and British brands. now and then a voice of authority from less than shouted to the 2 males manipulating the gun, yet Biggles had no suggestion what was once acknowledged. field after field of ammunition used to be passed up and labored throughout the gun, and shortly the firing less than reduced in quantity. For a couple of minutes Biggles struggled to appreciate what used to be happening, after which the answer burst upon him. The machine-gun was once retaining up the improvement of the returning British troops! 'So that is it, is it! ' he breathed. the data that the gun used to be most likely mowing down ratings of British Tommies positioned a unique complexion on concerns; break out now grew to become an issue of secondary attention. in any respect bills the gun needs to be silenced, notwithstanding Biggles knew really good that he couldn't desire to struggle the gang surging within the ante-room. nonetheless, he may possibly positioned the gun out of motion for a couple of minutes, both via harmful it or through toppling it physically throughout the gap into the room lower than. the following quick he used to be wriggling like a snake in the direction of the gunners, who, subconscious in their possibility, have been within the act of reloading. On his manner his hand closed over a size of rafter that have been ripped off via the bomb, and he clung to it desperately. He was once at the gunners ahead of they have been conscious of his presence. there has been no room to wield the improvised membership above his head, yet he rose to his knees and swung it round horizontally, placing his complete weight at the back of the blow. the 1st gunner, as though warned by way of intuition, seemed up on the particular second that the weapon reached him. The tough facet stuck him slap within the face and lifted him physically in the course of the gap as though he have been a feather cushion. The strength of the blow was once such that the wooden splintered in Biggles' clutch, leaving him clutching a jagged piece approximately toes lengthy. prior to the second one gunner had time to understand what was once occurring, Biggles, utilizing his weapon like a bayonet, prodded him violently within the pit of the tummy, after which, because the different doubled up, introduced it down with a convincing whack at the again of the gunner's head. The German collapsed limply around the gun, and Biggles, with no additional ado, kicked him during the gap, the place he crashed to the ground, narrowly lacking an officer who had at that second arrived to work out what the weird sounds intended. respiring seriously, Biggles paused in his paintings and stared directly down into the startled faces of a dozen German infantrymen! With a pant of exertion he sprang to the gun, dragged it from its transitority emplacement, and jerked the muzzle downwards. For maybe seconds he fumbled with the weird firing preparations, whereas bullets tore and ripped throughout the flimsy woodwork round him; then his thumbs closed over the firing button and jabbed it viciously. it truly is most unlikely to explain the scene of bewilderment that undefined.

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