Biggles and the Dark Intruder

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    Biggles and the Dark Intruder ePUB ´ Biggles and of a police constable at Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie go there to make further enquiries Aerial photographs of the Moor reveal a burnt strip of land and a fresh green strip parallel to it This is next to an abandoned mine where there is located a mysterious shepherd with a fierce dog When Ginger investigates the mine, he finds himself held at bay by the dog Things start to move when Cracker Lewis escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison Investigating a suspicious Bentley car, Bertie finds out that Sir Humphrey Trethallan who lives at nearby Hallstone Towers owns it Keeping watch on Hallstone Towers Biggles is shocked to see Sir Humphrey with Lewis Biggles suspects the intruding aircraft is flying escaped criminals out of the country in return for part of their stolen loot and Sir Humphrey is behind the scheme Bertie is assigned to observe Hallstone Towers and he sees Sir Humphrey leading Lewis out to Bodmin moor Bertie then accidentally falls down an abandoned mine shaft and is knocked unconscious Coming to, he is confronted by the shepherd and realises that the shaft he has fallen down must connect to the abandoned mine under suspicion With Ginger s help, Bertie gets out of the mine The intruding aeroplane arrives and Biggles, with the help of the local police move in to make arrests Sir Humphrey escapes and is pursued back to Hallstone Towers Here, he blows his own brains out with a gun, rather than be arrested The cover of both the first edition paperback and later hardback show Biggles presumably with the Bentley car and the dark intruder aircraft in the background."/>
  • Paperback
  • Biggles and the Dark Intruder
  • W.E. Johns
  • English
  • 25 November 2017

About the Author: W.E. Johns

the Dark Kindle Ð Invariably known as Captain WE Johns, William Earl Johns was born Biggles and ePUB è in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns, and the Dark Kindle Ñ a tailor, and Elizabeth Johns n e Earl , the daughter of a master butcher He had a younger brother, Russell Ernest Johns, who was born on October He went to Hertford Grammar School where he was no great scholar but he did develop into a crack shot with a rifle This fired his early ambition to be a soldier He also attended evening classes at the local art schoolIn the summer of he was apprenticed to a county municipal surveyor where he remained for four years and then in he became a sanitary inspector in Swaffham, Norfolk Soon after taking up this appointment, his father died of tuberculosis at the age of On October he married Maude Penelope Hunt , the daughter of the Reverend John Hunt, the vicar at Little Dunham in Norfolk The couple had one son, William Earl Carmichael Johns, who was born in March With war looming he joined the Territorial Army as a Private in the King s Own Royal Regiment Norfolk Yeomanry , a cavalry regiment In August his regiment was mobilised and was in training and on home defence duties until September when they received embarkation orders for duty overseasHe fought at Gallipoli and in the Suez Canal area and, after moving to the Machine gun Corps, he took part in the spring offensive in Salonika in April He contracted malaria and whilst in hospital he put in for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and on September , he was given a temporary commission as a Second Lieutenant and posted back to England to learn to fly, which he did at No School of Aeronautics at Reading, where he was taught by a Captain AshtonHe was posted to No Flying Training School at Thetford where he had a charmed existence, once writing off three planes in three days He moved to Yorkshire and was then posted to France and while on a bombing raid to Mannheim his plane was shot down and he was wounded Captured by the Germans, he later escaped before being reincarcerated where he remained until the war ended.


Biggles and the Dark Intruder➬ Biggles and the Dark Intruder Read ➵ Author W.E. Johns – Johndore.co.uk Biggles investigates an unidentified aircraft that is persistently flying into the country under the radar curtain The plane is always heading towards the Cornwall Devon region, so Biggles concentrate the Dark Kindle Ð Biggles investigates an unidentified aircraft that is persistently flying into the Biggles and ePUB è country under the radar curtain The plane is always heading towards the and the Dark Kindle Ñ Cornwall Devon region, so Biggles concentrates enquiries there Alerted by the murder of a police constable at Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie go there to make further enquiries Aerial photographs of the Moor reveal a burnt strip of land and a fresh green strip parallel to it This is next to an abandoned mine where there is located a mysterious shepherd with a fierce dog When Ginger investigates the mine, he finds himself held at bay by the dog Things start to move when Cracker Lewis escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison Investigating a suspicious Bentley car, Bertie finds out that Sir Humphrey Trethallan who lives at nearby Hallstone Towers owns it Keeping watch on Hallstone Towers Biggles is shocked to see Sir Humphrey with Lewis Biggles suspects the intruding aircraft is flying escaped criminals out of the country in return for part of their stolen loot and Sir Humphrey is behind the scheme Bertie is assigned to observe Hallstone Towers and he sees Sir Humphrey leading Lewis out to Bodmin moor Bertie then accidentally falls down an abandoned mine shaft and is knocked unconscious Coming to, he is confronted by the shepherd and realises that the shaft he has fallen down must connect to the abandoned mine under suspicion With Ginger s help, Bertie gets out of the mine The intruding aeroplane arrives and Biggles, with the help of the local police move in to make arrests Sir Humphrey escapes and is pursued back to Hallstone Towers Here, he blows his own brains out with a gun, rather than be arrested The cover of both the first edition paperback and later hardback show Biggles presumably with the Bentley car and the dark intruder aircraft in the background.

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10 thoughts on “Biggles and the Dark Intruder

  1. Paul Girdler says:

    Have a heart, old boy I mean to say, dash it all, he s a gent You can t suspect him of anything crooked Biggles and the Dark Intruder was published direct to paperback in 1967 late in Johns life The back cover blurb tells us the story is set in England today it could happen today, i.e in 1967 It could also have happened pretty much in 1937 There is nothing particularly contemporary about it certainly no Beatles, no swinging sixties, no mini skirts in fact, no female characters a Have a heart, old boy I mean to say, dash it all, he s a gent You can t suspect him of anything crooked Biggles and the Dark Intruder was published direct to paperback in 1967 late in Johns life The back cover blurb tells us the story is set in England today it could happen today, i.e in 1967 It could also have happened pretty much in 1937 There is nothing particularly contemporary about it certainly no Beatles, no swinging sixties, no mini skirts in fact, no female characters at all apart for a disparaging reference to an off stage house keeper In other words it is standard Biggles Having said that, if you have never read Biggles, I wouldn t start here More exciting fare is to be found earlier in the series What makes a man like Trethallan, born with a silver spoon in his mouth so to speak, make a complete mess of his life and then end it himself Biggles answered There must have been a flaw somewhere in his make up It s likely that when he was a young man he had too much money That tends to make a fellow think that he s smarter than he is That wise King Solomon knew something when he said Vanity, vanity, all is vanity But who are we to criticise We all suffer from it,or less He drove on

  2. Simon says:

    I ve waited fifty years to read one It was pretty much as I expected which probably explains why I put it off for fifty years I ll read another in another fifty years and so on through the set.

  3. John Somers says:

    11 20.

  4. Edwin says:

    Typisch Biggles verhaal Niet een van de beste, maar zeker ook niet het slechtste verhaal dat ik ooit in de serie ben tegen gekomen Allemaal vrij voorspelbaar Standaard Biggles verhaal, dat nu speelt jaar van uitgave , maar nu tijd van review best wel gedateerd is Toch moet ik er niet aan denken dat Biggles cs opeens met mobieltjes en andere modernigheden gaan werken.Kleinigheidje Op een gegeven moment in dit verhaal zegt Biggles iets in de trant van In de tijd voor ik bij de Yard kw Typisch Biggles verhaal Niet een van de beste, maar zeker ook niet het slechtste verhaal dat ik ooit in de serie ben tegen gekomen Allemaal vrij voorspelbaar Standaard Biggles verhaal, dat nu speelt jaar van uitgave , maar nu tijd van review best wel gedateerd is Toch moet ik er niet aan denken dat Biggles cs opeens met mobieltjes en andere modernigheden gaan werken.Kleinigheidje Op een gegeven moment in dit verhaal zegt Biggles iets in de trant van In de tijd voor ik bij de Yard kwam Maar de tijd voor dat hij bij Scotland Yard werkte, was hij piloot bij de RAF gedurende de oorlog, en in ieder geval waren zijn kameraden er toen ook bij Dus zo het nog voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog hebben moeten spelen

  5. Sem says:

    Nice setting Bodmin Moor but no flying.

  6. Ben says:

    Read this so many times I can imagine most of the lines Literary prozac I dig out when feeling depressed.