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Post by Fairblue » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:20 am

"Yes," they all replied together, whilst Algy waved his sling at him.
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Post by Kismet » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:57 pm

'Who do you think we're in danger from?' Biggles asked prosaically. 'Montague and any mates he has handy we know about. Anyone Russian is obviously suspect at the moment, too. Do you know of any other people who might be harbouring inimical thoughts about us?'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by Fairblue » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:28 pm

"I could name a dozen, at least, my dear Bigglesworth, but not all of them are here. You have had an uncanny knack of getting under the skins of quite a few people in your very chequered past."
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:07 pm

"If people will insist on getting in my way when I'm doing a job, they've only themselves to blame if they get hurt," retorted Biggles virtuously.

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Post by Fairblue » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:11 pm

"I daresay the same thing could be said about you," answered von Stahlein smoothly.
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:23 pm

"So whose way are we in now?" asked Biggles rather impatiently. "What's really going on?"

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Post by Kismet » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 am

'You're stirring a bucketful of old scandal. There's a nasty smell and scum is rising to the top,' Von Stalhein explained succinctly.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:53 am

"So what else is new?" asked Agly sarcastically.

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“It’s quite simple,” Biggles declared, ignoring Algy , “give me the gen on what Montague is up to, with lots of lovely names, and I’ll take him back with us. After that, well, it’s not down to me, I’ll have done the job I was sent here to do.”
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Post by Kismet » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:37 pm

'I don't know names, but I believe him to be meeting one of his associates at noon in the old smugglers' caves,' Erich informed Biggles.
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:19 pm

"What are you really doing here?" Biggles asked, watching von Stalhein carefully.

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Post by Kismet » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:06 pm

'I'm representing a friend of my father's,' Von Stalhein sighed. 'More of a watching brief with a little prevention if the wrong people, which for a change isn't you, start looking like they might succeed in their goals.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by Fairblue » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:27 pm

"In that case, why don't we join forces?"
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Post by Kismet » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:51 pm

'Because I don't want to be too overtly identified with you,' Von Stalhein explained. 'That may become counter productive.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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"I can see that," Biggles conceded. "Very well. But can you let me have any more information that might help me?"
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Post by Kismet » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:13 am

'Of course,' Erich agreed. 'I wish you a fruitful time at the caves.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:07 am

Erich nodded, rose and left. Biggles stared after him.

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"I guess we're going to the caves, " Algy concluded, snaffling the last sausage on Biggles' plate.
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:20 am

"I wonder what he meant by that last comment? Was it a clue or a warning?"

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Post by Fairblue » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:38 am

"Fruit bats?" Bertie suggested."Maybe the cave is swarming with 'em."
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Post by Kismet » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:09 pm

'I don't think fruit bats would live on the sea shore where fruit doesn't grow,' Biggles remarked absently, 'Any bats there would eat fish.'
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Post by Fairblue » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:13 pm

"Aren't we straying fom the subject?" Algy demanded. "Are we going to the caves or not?"
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Post by Kismet » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:33 pm

'Yes of course,' Biggles said. 'We'd better go and suss them out now. Are there any bats which eat fish?'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Post by Fairblue » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:45 pm

"Ah! So there is something you don't know," Algy declared triumphantly.
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Post by Kismet » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 pm

'There are lots of things I don't know,' Biggles retorted. 'How you manage to walk and talk at the same time is one of them.'
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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