The Boy Biggles
|Published||March 1968 - Dean & Son [H/B]|
Dean & Son
Deans International Publishing
House of Stratus
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Some adventures of Biggles during the early years of his life as a boy in India, when he lived with his father, an official of the Indian Civil Service, before being sent to school in England.
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.