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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 00:36

'I think it would be too wet for camels at Merioneth,' Algy scoffed. 'They'd all get foot rot or their fur would wash away.'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 00:42

"Exactly. Think of the Vet bills."
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 00:50

'That wasn't what stopped him, though,' Algy pointed out. 'He didn't import a flock of camels because he caught mange from one and m'mother caught it from him.'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 00:59

"By Jove, I bet she was furious."
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Postby StoneRoad » 30 May 2018, 08:18

"Oh she was, and got even worse when the stuff the doc prescribed arrived" Algy grinned at the memory "Her maid wanted danger money for applying the smelly glop, and she had to get a lot of clothes and stuff laundered"
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 08:30

"Still, old bean, I think once he hears about the golf course his mind will be occupied with how to scupper the Developers chances."
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 09:04

'I'll find out,' Algy shrugged. 'At least they're not likely to be visiting me whilst they're working on this folly.'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 09:17

"Yes, there's always a bright side,"Biggles said, catching the last part of Algy's statement. "As long as he doesn't hand over your inheritance to the lawyers."
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 09:22

'By the time the guv'nor pops his clogs, I think I'll be beyond needing an inheritance,' Algy shrugged. 'It would have come in useful a few decades ago.'
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 09:36

Biggles grinned. "Wouldn't it just."
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Postby StoneRoad » 30 May 2018, 09:49

Some time passed, maybe a couple of weeks, when Bertie announced that he was joining a syndicate to buy a Class A4 when they were withdrawn from service.
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 09:52

"Does that mean you won't be having a railway at your place?" Biggles liked to get things straight.
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 12:45

'Yes.' Bertie was quite decisive. 'If I only want to tootle around on the old footplate sometimes, then it's not worth the hassle of building my own railway. I haven't built my own aerodrome or marina, if you see what I'm saying, old chap.'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 13:44

Biggles did see. "Have you always wanted to be an engine driver?" He asked, amused.
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 13:56

'Everyone has wanted to be an engine driver at some point,' Bertie asserted. 'I bet you did, too!
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 14:07

"Can't say I did," Biggles smiled. "I was brought up in India, remember. My ambition was to be a a shikari."
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 14:10

Bertie shook his head, 'Not sure I can believe that. Are you sure you were once a small boy?'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 14:26

Algy snorted.
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 14:31

'I sprang into existence perfect and fully formed,' grinned Biggles. 'I'm not sure if there's even a photograph of me as a toddler.'
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Postby StoneRoad » 30 May 2018, 14:43

Ginger looked up from the cuttings album he was searching "I spent too much time living with coal miners to want to shovel any more black diamonds" he said "but I did want to be a driver for a while, like a lot of my friends - until I saw airplanes and then I wanted to fly"
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 May 2018, 14:45

Algy perked up at that. "I think Mother has one."
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 14:49

'Of course she does,' Biggles agreed. 'She sends off for 'em all, from every relative, collects 'em all up, then uses them years later for blackmailing purposes. I've never recovered from being forced to look at those pics of you in the bath.'
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Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 14:51

"When was that?" Algy looked aghast.
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 15:49

'Last visit,' Biggles said briefly. 'Why do you think I've not been back?'
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 15:51

"No, I meant when were the pictures taken," Algy clarified.
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Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 15:53

Biggles thought. 'You were a baby in some: didn't look as if you could sit up by yourself. Big enough to play with your duck in the rest.'
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 May 2018, 16:05

Algy sighed with relief.
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"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 16:11

'You were a lot bigger in the last couple,' Biggles mused maliciously. 'Ever consider that your mother might have installed secret cameras in the bathrooms?'
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Fairblue » 30 May 2018, 16:25

Algy said something which sounded rude.
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Re: Bertie Buys an Engine

Postby Kismet » 30 May 2018, 16:55

But didn't, to Bertie's distress, deny the possibility of his mother having cameras in the bathrooms.
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