Biggles and the Treasure Map

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Postby Kismet » 15 Dec 2017, 01:50

Again at his better judgement, Algy continued moving forward. His foot slipped on a rock, became jammed between two lower ones and he had the badly twisted ankle he had predicted.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Ginger managed to extricate Algy, but it was clear He wouldn't be able to walk on it.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 00:48

Ginger carefully scouted ahead to see how far away the plane was. He came back green to the gills. The aeroplane wasn't far away, but a large snake was basking in it.
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"In it or on it?" Algy sought clarification.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 01:05

'Around it, over it and quite possibly through it,' Ginger gabbled. 'It's super enormous. It could eat an elephant.'
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Algy thought Ginger was exaggerating, but he was in some pain, and couldn't bothered to challenge him. "We've got to do something," He stated automatically.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 01:10

'Perhaps if I cut you a stick you could limp to where the plane is? Ginger asked hopefully. 'The snake might go away if you shout at it.'
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"What's wrong with you shouting at it?" Algy grumbled.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 01:16

'I can't leave you here alone,' Ginger pointed out. 'It might come along and swallow you up after I disturb it. If you come with me and shout, then it will be frightened of you, too.'
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Postby Fairblue » 16 Dec 2017, 01:23

Algy doubted this,but as he didn't want to particularly remain under the trees he agreed to allow Ginger to help him along.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 01:27

They were getting along quite well when Algy put his crutch into quicksand.
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Fortunately, Algy had not stepped into the quicksand, but when he pulled his stick out, he fell over backwards causing Ginger to leap out of the way. A sudden burst of angry insects surrounded them.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 13:18

'Hey, give me a hand,' Algy yelled. 'I'm being eaten to death here...'
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Postby Fairblue » 16 Dec 2017, 13:20

Finding a way around the Quicksand took quite a time. Eventually, they reached a point where they could see the plane, close up, although they took good care to keep under cover as they observed the craft and it's reptilian passenger.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 13:23

The snake was, indeed, a massive specimen. Algy gazed at it in dismay. 'You'd get a lot of handbags out of that ,' he remarked.
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"Feel free to try," Ginger remarked drily. "Our water is in there, don't forget."
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 14:08

Algy limped, leaning on Ginger's shoulder, to the water's edge, wondering if they could somehow boil and drink the lake water. He fell back with a cry as a small fish that was all pointy teeth leapt out of the water towards him.
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"That looked like a piranha to me," Ginger shuddered as he managed to drag Algy away.
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Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2017, 14:36

Algy looked at the nearest rock very carefully before he seated himself upon it. Just to make sure that, unlike everything else he'd seen recently on the island, it wouldn't try to eat him. He rubbed at his insect bites and watched the snake sleeping peacefully on his aeroplane. He was at a loss for ideas.
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"We could shoot it," Ginger suggested.
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Postby Kismet » 18 Dec 2017, 00:44

'Can't risk it damaging the plane in its death throes,' Algy said despairingly.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

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"Now where have I heard that before?" Ginger mused.
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Postby Kismet » 18 Dec 2017, 01:18

'Indiana Jones? James Bond? Relic Hunter?' Algy guessed.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

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"It doesn't matter anyway," Ginger said. "Let's hope it moves off soon."
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Postby Kismet » 18 Dec 2017, 23:38

They settled down to watch it. The snake didn't move.
Algy threw a stone into the lake. There was a boiling at the surface of the water for a moment as the piranhas thought they had got lucky, but the snake didn't move.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

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"We can't stay here forever," Ginger said once.
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Postby Kismet » 18 Dec 2017, 23:57

'You practice growing a pair of feathery wings with the power of positive thought, and I'll sit here,' Algy grumbled. 'Or go and disturb Anna Anaconda over there and get your wings for real in your next life.'
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Ginger subsided. Algy tentatively stood up and put his weight on his foot. "Oh!" He exclaimed and sat down again. He reached for his cigarettes.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

Postby Kismet » 19 Dec 2017, 01:09

He had one left. 'There's a full packet in the map pocket,' Algy groused, staring at the snake accusingly.
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Re: Biggles and the Treasure Map

Postby Fairblue » 19 Dec 2017, 14:41

"If you speak to it nicely maybe it'll pass them to you," Ginger sneered.
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