WORRALS CARRIES ON
by W. E. Johns
V. IN FRANCE
(Pages 56 - 68)
Worrals says "There must have been a fifty mile an hour wind
at the height we were flying".
Worrals says they have one chance and it's a pretty slim one and that
was to go back to the machine and try and put the engine right. The area is, however, shrouded in fog and finding
the machine is not easy. The girls are
soon hopelessly lost. As their
mackintoshes cover their uniforms, by putting their caps in their pockets, they
can pass as French girls. They decide to
follow a road until they come to a village and then make enquiries about the
leaning signpost for St. Vance. On the
journey they have to hide from German soldiers.
Reaching a village and finding an estaminet, the local cafe, or tavern,
the girls look in and see several men, including one or two German soldiers,
seated at little tables. The barmaid is
the girl they met in the lane. Worrals
and Frecks go in and Worrals goes to ask the barmaid for directions back to
where they first saw her. The barmaid
tells Worrals to fasten her collar. The
button has come off and it exposes the top part of her uniform. Worrals orders two glasses of grenadine and
returns to the table where Frecks in sitting.
A short while later, a French peasant in a tattered blue blouse and
greasy beret comes and sits near them.
Later a man comes into the tavern and gives a bundle of black and white
rag to two German officers. It must be
Joudrier's message. The man who has come
in is the man that Joudrier was meeting in the Green Parrot Dance Hall. If he sees Worrals and Frecks, he will
recognise them. The nearby French
peasant quietly speaks to Worrals and Frecks and tells them to go to the nearby
church porch. This they do.