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

 

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.

 

MORE TROUBLE

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.

 

LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Biggles is charged by a buffalo and trapped in a tree. Later he is charged by a wild boar.

 

THE THUGS

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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