Biggles in Spain

By W E Johns

'Don't flow but. i go out of front door. they will rush me then. that is your likelihood to head out the again method. obtained that?'-'Quite clear.'-'Good! yet don't 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 understand what you are doing right here, however it does not subject. Make for London. when you get there, inform them what happened.'Biggles, Algy and Ginger by chance arrive in Spain through the civil battle. After an opportunity come upon with a British Intelligence agent who passes them a coded message which needs to be obtained again to the Ministry of Defence in London, they're taken with a determined chase to come again domestic with the evil leader of Intelligence and Propaganda after them.

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That the guy knew that he had the letter used to be sure. to withstand may suggest that they might most likely all lose their lives to no function, for the fellow could take the letter, besides. So, reluctantly, he positioned his hand in his pocket. At that second the sunshine went out. The stranger choked a curse. Then his voice got here from someplace close to the door. 'Keep nonetheless! ' he snapped viciously. 'If I listen a legitimate I shall fireplace at it. ' earlier than the fellow had complete talking, Biggles, from the crouching place at the flooring to which he had dropped the moment the sunshine went out, guessed the cause of the surprising darkness. From outdoors got here the far-off wail of sirens, and, closer handy, shouts of alarm and caution. a gradual drone of aero engines turned audible. normal Franco's bombers have been making one other raid. It was once a unprecedented scenario. Biggles, figuring out the folly of this sort of circulation, had no purpose of attempting to achieve the fellow, whom he may perhaps visualize status together with his again to the door and his finger at the set off of the pistol, for to take action with no being heard was once out of the query. flow in that path may, he knew, invite catastrophe, for there has been doubtless in his brain that the stranger could shoot at the slightest provocation. but he felt that this providential chance to do anything shouldn't be allowed to go with out an try out being made to exploit it. As he entered the room he had spotted a door at the left-hand facet of it. It was once no longer, he idea, a sitting-room, or the room within which he now crouched should not have been offered because it was once. Nor did he imagine that it may be one other go out to the hall. He suspected that it was once both a wide cloth wardrobe cabinet or a rest room. He determined to determine. yet at his first circulation the stranger's voice got here warningly. 'Keep nonetheless! ' Biggles obeyed. It used to be, he discovered, most unlikely to maneuver with no making a few moderate sound, as a way to persist will be basically to courtroom hassle. If the stranger began to shoot he may well hardly ever fail to hit someone. For a minute or silence reigned, a silence damaged in simple terms via the regular drone of the bombers, expanding in quantity because the machines approached their goal. Biggles used to be now not unprepared for what occurred subsequent. The roar of the 1st salvo of bombs, round the corner, instantly by way of the rumble of falling brick-work, gave him a chance which he used to be no longer gradual to grab, for the terrifying noises outdoor could successfully drown any sound that he was once more likely to make in a stealthy passage around the room. extra bombs fell, and by the point the noise of the explosions had died away he had reached the entrance, after colliding with some-body—either Algy or Ginger, he didn't recognize which— at the manner. but when the stranger didn't really listen the stream he obviously suspected it, for the pistol spat, bringing down a small bathe of plaster from the ceiling. The flash published the whereabouts of each one within the room. The stranger, seeing his suspicions con-firmed, fired back; yet Biggles, understanding that the shot may come, had flung open the door and thrown him-self inside of.

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