By W. E. Johns
Out of the nook of his eyes Biggles observed Dick cross overboard and disappear below the froth, yet he might do not anything to assist him. certainly, as he fought to maintain the flying-boat less than keep watch over, it appeared yes that in the following minute or the others needs to sign up for him. Ashen, he checked out Algy. 'Jump whilst she hits!' he cried, in a shrill, strangled voice, and dived intentionally on the rocks. Biggles, Algy and Ginger aid a tender lad avoid a violent thief and locate themselves plunged right into a risky treasure hunt trying to find a long-lost pirate hoard of gold within the Caribbean.
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Given the occult connection, the investigators should realise that conventional referees are useless, and that what is needed is someone who will vouch for their fitness to learn things best kept secret from the general public. ) . If they wish to try someone else, by all means let them, but the result in all cases will be the same ; a polite letter from the firm of Coutts and Winthrop stating that as trustees of the Pharr Estate they regret that the references supplied do not meet the terms of the late Mr.
As the car draws to a halt, Lilith Hopkirk comes out to meet them . She greets them warmly, and asks them to follow her to their rooms, suggesting that they freshen up before joining the other students . The guest rooms are on the first floor of the ranch house, in the fairly recent North Wing (see Map 2 for a plan of the inside of the house) . Depending upon the number of investigators present, you can either have them allocated single rooms, or sharing two to a room . The bedrooms are simply furnished with a bed (or two), a washstand with jug and basin set, a wardrobe and chest of drawers, and a cone-bottomed chair.
There is nothing special to see in the orchards, but during the tour of the vineyards they will have a chance to ask about the mysterious towers they noticed on their drive into the estate. Miss Hopkirk is quite happy to enlighten them, as they are a recent innovation and one which bolsters Worlsman's reputation as a progressive grower. They are, in fact Jacuzzi frost machines', and are exactly what they appear to be - aircraft engines mounted on short derricks . By keeping a current of air moving over the vines on nights when there is no wind and temperatures are likely to fall below freezing, they prevent a frost forming and so reduce the possibility of crop losses .
Biggles Flies West by W. E. Johns