Biggles and the Charity Walk

RPG mess abouts. A place to be creative
RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:38 pm

“Good thinking,” agreed Bertie. “I’ve had a good squiz at the map and it’s quite a hike tomorrow. I read where this section can be make or break for Coast to Coasters, so we don’t want Raymond cramping our style.”

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:24 pm

"Should we tell old Biggles do you think?" Bertie asked as they prepared to turn in.
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:41 pm

ALgy thought for a while. Part of him wanted to keep their plotting from Biggles so he could honestly claim ignorance should the balloon go up (and Algy suspected it would). But the greater part of him knew how Biggles would react in that eventuality and when the truth came out. He sighed.

“Better tell him.” He looked at Bertie ruefully. “I’ll go see him now.”

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:40 pm

'You're planning to do what?' Biggles demanded. 'Why? No, don't tell me. Let me think.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:53 pm

Biggles gazed into the distance for a few minutes then turned to Algy, his crooked little smile in place.

"I like it. You and Bertie go right ahead."

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 pm

"Tomorrow morning," Algy declared. "Now I think it's time we got our beauty sleep, don't you?"
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:02 pm

Next morning the four SAP entered the inn's dining room to see Raymond waiting for them. He looked quite downcast.

"Sorry to have to bail on this little jaunt," he said to Biggles. "I've just had a message from the Commissioner. He wants me back in the office for some conference or other."

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:09 pm

"I'm sorry to hear that, sir," Biggles commiserated smoothly. "Would you like a lift to the station?"
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:43 pm

“Thank you, yes,” replied Raymond. “Hopefully this can be sorted quickly and I can hook up again with you in Robin Hood’s Bay in 10 days.”

Biggles kept his smile firmly in place.
Last edited by RAAF Spitfire Girl on Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:32 pm

'I look forward to it,' Biggles lied.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:01 am

Biggles drove Raymond to the station and returned the hire car. The four then set off on the uphill trek out of Patterdale, around Angle Tarn and on towards Kidsty Peak. The day was clear and sunny and the decided to stop and enjoy their lunches at a spot where their track joined the old Roman High Street. As they sat, they watched fell runners running full pelt down the steep incline opposite, leaping the low stone wall without pausing.

"Just as well Raymond didn't sign us up for those shenanigans," Biggles muttered as he leant back against the grassy hillside and enjoyed his cigarette.

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:36 am

'I wonder why he wanted us to do the Coast to Coast rather than island hop,' Bertie mused, gazing at the sheep. 'Had he a motive we don't yet ken, do you think?'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:42 am

"It wouldn't surprise me," Biggles said, peeling his boiled egg and sprinkling it with salt. "If he has, I just wish he'd come clean."
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:05 am

'If he has, I hope we can clear it up today and stop this walking nonsense,' grumbled Algy as once more it began to rain.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:10 am

"Tut, tut, Algernon," Biggles chided with spurious concern. "It's in the name of charity, remember?"
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:12 am

'I'd rather make a donation,' Algy sighed, pulling on his daypack. He'd followed Biggles's example and filled his Camel Back with brandy now Raymond had gone.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:48 am

Thy reached the heights of Kidsty Pike, gazed at the view for two whole seconds and commenced their rather hai-raising decent to Haweswater. All four cursed several times as their feet slipped from under them.
Last edited by RAAF Spitfire Girl on Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:35 am

"Whatever happened to "visiting the lesser known spots to advertise the our wide ranging patrols?"'Algy grumbled as he slipped and nearly fell headlong for the umpteenth time. "Who are we advertising them to, here? And I'm willing to bet Vice aren't suffering like this. Why do we always pull the difficult jobs?"!
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Biggles sipped his brandy. 'They had to move all the coffins from the graveyard when they flooded the valley to make the reservoir,' he said inconsequentially. 'That's a nastier job than the one we're on. As to Vice, I'm not sure if I want to think about where they might be walking.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

RAAF Spitfire Girl
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Post-Grad Research
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire
Favourite Book: Biggles in the Baltic

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:43 pm

They plodded on, eventually passing the ruins of Shap Abbey. The long day’s walk had all their stomachs reminding them it was past tea time. As they tackled the final uphill push to Shap village itself they saw a helicopter begin to descend above them, somewhere in the vicinity of the village, Biggles guessed.

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:52 pm

"Raymond," he muttered. "Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted."
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:26 pm

'Fancy a swim to loosen up when we get to Shap?' Bertie asked. 'They've got an open air swimming pool.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:45 pm

Three heads swivelled round and three pairs of eyes fixed Bertie with an awful stare.

"Just me then," Bertie declared, unabashed,
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

User avatar
Kismet
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Vice-Marshal
Posts: 26201
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Location: Coastal Cumbria
My top chap: Biggles
Favorite Aircraft: Paper

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 pm

Bertie had read the blurb and knew it was heated. He didn't think it would be as warm as a jacuzzi but he might be lucky.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

User avatar
Fairblue
Air Marshal
Air Marshal
Posts: 28225
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Location: Oop North
My top chap: Bertie
Favorite Aircraft: Spitfire

Re: Biggles and the Charity Walk

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:05 pm

It wasn't quite a warm as a jacuzzi but it was certainly warmer than most of the places he had swum in. An added bonus was that he wasn't being shot at.
The Decision to Survive - A good pilot is both born and made. The best would look upon his work as a combination of adventure and a serious mission. – Major General Sir Frederick Sykes

Post Reply

Return to “RPGs, Quizzes, and Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest