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The Case of the Poisoned Crops is the sixth short story in the fourth anthology of Biggles Air Police short stories entitled Biggles and the Pirate Treasure. The anthology was first published in July, 1954 by Brockhampton.

SynopsisEdit

Someone has been using four drums of stolen insecticide to poison crops in Africa. Coincidentally, British stations have picked up a weak radio signal appealing for someone to go to the airfield at Klookerstein. Biggles is asked to investigate.

PlotEdit

The plot is well described in the article on General de Groot (the key character in the story), with a few more details in the article on Felix Harley.

CharactersEdit

The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit

  • Air Commodore Raymond
  • Biggles
  • Algy Lacey
  • Ginger Hebblethwaite
  • Bertie Lissie

OthersEdit

AircraftEdit

PlacesEdit

VisitedEdit

  • Klookerstein

MentionedEdit

Research NotesEdit

  • Algy gets to shoot down an aircraft with a verey pistol!

References to the pastEdit

  • The Proctor and the Auster are described as two of the aircraft Biggles had just used in looking for the "Black Elephant", the cattle raider and terrorist in Biggles and the Black Raider.

IncongruitiesEdit

ChronologyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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