THE BOY BIGGLES
Book First Published in March 1968 - 182 pages
I believe this Biggles book was never serialised elsewhere. If anybody knows differently then please E-MAIL ME
The first edition dust jacket – showing no price (although it was in fact originally 3 shillings)
This contains thirteen short stories about Biggles' childhood in India. The book has a short prologue called 'A Word in Advance' and a short epilogue called 'In Conclusion'.
The stories are as follows:-
A TEST OF NERVE
Biggles does the bravest thing in his life in order to save the life of his friend, Captain John Lovell.
A CHAPTER OF ADVENTURES
Biggles saves his friend Habu from death on a collapsing rope bridge.
Biggles helps to tackle a wounded leopard and a fear crazed elephant.
DEATH IN THE WATER
Biggles saves a young boy from the jaws of a crocodile and later returns to kill it.
THE BIG BAD BEAR
Biggles goes on a bear hunt with Captain John Lovell with some unexpected results.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Biggles has an encounter with a huge python and breaks a tendon in his calf.
A SORT OF EDUCATION
Biggles saves an Indian girl from a rabid dog when he shoots it.
Biggles is charged by a buffalo and trapped in a tree. Later he is charged by a wild boar.
Biggles saves his friend Sula Dowla from two murderous Indians, members of the thuggee cult.
THE BLACK INTRUDER
A search for honey leads to an encounter with a Black Panther, which Biggles has to shoot.
A PROFESSOR LEARNS A LESSON
Biggles acts as an interpreter for a Professor and has to save his life when he falls off a cliff.
THE FOOLISH TIGER
Biggles is attacked by an injured tiger but fails to kill it. His father and John Lovell hunt it down.
THE LAST ADVENTURE
Biggles saves a man who is attacked by a leopard. Three weeks later he goes to school in England.
There are no story illustrations in this book
The Boy Biggles
Publication Details - published by Dean & Son Ltd.
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