Biggles and the Pirate Treasure ePUB Ú Biggles and

Biggles and the Pirate Treasure Biggles Co short stories Most enjoyable in this collection were Biggles and the Pirate Treasure; The Case of the Ivory Idol; and The Unknown Diamonds all set in exotic and far away places isbnoriginal Another Collection of Cool Biggles Stories9 March 2014This is another collection of short stories staring the ace World War I pilot in his post World War II role as the head of the Scotland Yard Air Police Yes that person is Bigglesworth otherwise known to his friends and many adoring readers throughout the western world as Biggles However unlike the other collection of short stories from his Scotland Yard days these stories seem to be a lot broader in scope and do not seem to be replications of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes short stories where you have a section that introduces the situation a small piece of action and then the rest of the story were the protagonist explains how he came to his conclusion In this collection of stories we have Biggles going after some pirate treasure He busts open a watch smuggling racket As well as going after a diamond smuggling racket which happens to be smuggled into England in the stomach of monkeysThough the above monkey is actually an monkey and the monkeys that were in the book were from Africa There are a few things that I wish to say about this book that came out for me as I was reading it the first being the diamond trade and the second being about the watch smuggling It seems that the diamond trade back then was uite restricted and it is interesting to see how it was viewed back in the 50s These days as I suspect was the case back then diamonds are actually controlled by what I will call a legal cartel Basically the diamonds that are mined are owned by a small group of people who pretty much lock them away and release them bit by bit to keep the price of the diamonds unnaturally high I once went around work asking people whether they would still go and buy diamonds if they were worth something like 2000 a carat to which the common response was 'no' Therefore it is uite understandable that there would be an investigation into a diamond smuggling racket because by smuggling them into the country means that the capitalists who control the diamond trade are uite likely to lose out Further Johns seems to think that diamonds were only mined in South Africa however ignoring the diamond fields here in Australia there are many other countries in Africa where diamonds are mined and since the regulations are non existent one is almost led to believe that the diamond industry is run by a bunch of criminals For information on the diamond industry I would recommend the movie Blood Diamond despite the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio is the leading actor The other thing is the thing about the tariffs which was why Biggles was going after the watch smugglers Personally this made absolutely no sense to me because most tariffs have been pulled down now so that there is no duty on imports well actually there is which is why they still have duty free shops but with the advent of the internet you can easily import things without having to pay a duty unless of course the imports happen to be alcohol or tobacco That is not entirely true because there are still countries such as the United States that have import duties or provide subsidies to certain industries such as farming but in general most goods these days can be brought into a country without any need to pay any extra costs and in some cases they are GST free Dit is een verzameling korte na oorlogse verhalen van Biggles en vriendenIn deze verhalen krijgt Biggles te maken met een mismaakte clown een diamanten smokkelaar die apen gebruikt om de diamanten in te vervoeren een smokkel van staatsgeheimen en nog veel meer Re read 1212 99 This contains eleven short stories These are as follows BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASUREThe descendant of a pirate has discovered a treasure map but greed ends in tragedy Dust cover THE CASE OF THE OBLIGING TOURISTA change encounter helps Biggles smash a jewellery smuggling racket NIGHT FLIGHTPlanes are disappearing over the Middle East Biggles and Co set up a trap to catch the culprits THE CASE OF THE IVORY IDOLBiggles is tricked into recovering a religious artefact that is much than it seems BIGGLES BUYS A WATCHA clever watch smuggling racket is uncovered when Biggles chances upon the method of disposal THE CASE OF THE POISONED CROPSCrops are dying in East Africa and this is causing native unrest Biggles has to find the culprits BIGGLES NETS A FISHScientific plans from an Atomic Sub Station are leaked and Biggles has to find the guilty party THE CASE OF THE LUNATIC AT LARGEA war hero goes mad after his twin brother is arrested and threatens to use a stolen bomber THE CASE OF THE FLYING CLOWNA disfigured armaments king is seeking revenge on the world that he thinks has wronged him THE CASE OF THE PHONE BOX MURDERA murder in a phone box leads to the discovery of a criminal transportation network THE UNKNOWN DIAMONDSDr Shultz who deals in Monkeys has discovered a novel way of using them to smuggle diamonds

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