BIGGLES GOES HOME
Book First Published on 8th September 1960 - 160 pages
This story was first published, in ten parts, as BIGGLES GOES HOME in TV Express Weekly issues 290 to 299, dated 21st May 1960 to 23rd July 1960
Air Commodore Raymond asks Biggles to return to Garhwal in North East India, a place Biggles knows well, as he was born and spent the first 12 years of his life there. The assignment is to rescue a Chinese gentleman called Poo Tah Ling. He is currently hiding from the Chinese army at the Ruby mine of a Captain John Toxan. Finding the Ruby mine in the jungle is no easy task. Enlisting the help of local natives, Biggles and Bertie have to kill a man-eating tiger because their prospective guide is afraid of leaving his family whilst it is at large. Ginger parachutes into the camp at the ruby mine after seeing smoke signals from the air. He thinks the signals could be from Biggles but really Chinese soldiers have attacked Captain Toxan's camp and are burning the jungle to flush out Poo Tah Ling from hiding. With the help of Hamid Khan, a Gurkha soldier, and the arrival of Biggles at Toxan's camp, they manage to find Poo Tah Ling and Toxan and take them back to where Algy is waiting with the aeroplane. The picture on the dust cover of the book shows the natives carrying a wounded Captain Toxan back to the aircraft. Here they unexpectedly find more Chinese soldiers but they are able to outwit them and escape to safety.
Biggles Goes Home
Publication Details - published by Hodder and Stoughton
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