By Arthur Gould Lee
'NO PARACHUTE' is a thrilling locate, a uniquely real number of letters written by way of this sort of unknowns, a tender pilot with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) dependent in France in 1917. Following scorching at the occasion, he recreates breathless dogfights among Sopwith domestic dogs and Albatros opponents, the eerie sensation of flying at hedgerow point in a Sopwith Camel, the sour chilly of excessive altitudes in an open cockpit, the panic of engine failure at the back of enemy strains ... all in all, one of the such a lot vibrant anecdotes of air battling to come back out of the 1st global warfare.
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Up on the bow, Scotty was shooting as fast as he could aim and pull trigger, with pauses only to slap a fresh clip into the rifle. The return fire continued, but without order or enthusiasm, and in a few moments it stopped altogether. “They’re gone,” Rick said with relief. ” “Little bit,” the Hindu boy answered. ” Scotty joined the three on the stern. “I’ll get the first-aid kit. ” “Like fire,” Zircon answered grimly. ” He sank down on a convenient seat and began to examine his feet. “But let’s get out of here and attend to Chahda when we’re under way.
TheMTB’s were light, but very well built. ” Zircon was well acquainted with boats and Rick and Scotty were not novices. They went over theSwift Arrow from stem to stern, missing nothing. The armament had been removed and the original gasoline engines were gone. Santos claimed that the engines were in excellent shape and that the boat could make a speed of twenty knots even in rough water, with a top speed of nearly thirty knots in calm seas. Scotty checked the engines and confirmed the claim. They ran like Swiss watches.
The MTB would soon be surrounded! Rick spun the wheel and turned the big boat nearly in its own length, heeling far over. In the same instant a rifle slug splintered wood on the cabin roof overhead. Scotty jumped for his rifle and started firing. ” Rick didn’t need the advice. He straightened the MTB out and rammed the throttles to full speed. Slugs smacked into the hull or blossomed as stars on the glass of the pilothouse. He made the MTB dance through the water at top speed. His evasive action made it hard for Scotty and Zircon to fire accurately and they stopped.