WORRALS CARRIES ON
by W. E. Johns
VII. WORRALS KEEPS A PROMISE (Pages 80 - 91)
"After the first stunning shock of this discovery had
passed, Worrals acted swiftly". She
pushes the throttle wide open and speeds towards the Germans, who open
fire. At the last moment the Germans
fling themselves flat and the aircraft takes off over them. The journey home is not easy as Worrals is
chased by three Messerschmitts. Then a forth machine arrives, but this is a Reliant. As Worrals sees the British coast ahead,
suddenly there are only two Messerschmitts and Worrals can see the
identification letter (we are not told
what it is) on the Reliant and notes that it is Bill's machine. The two remaining Messerschmitts turn for
home. Landing on her home aerodrome,
Worrals finds out that Joudrier has returned.
She introduces Tim to Bill and says that she picked Tim up in
France. Worrals and Frecks are summoned
to see the C.O. who is angry as the two girls have been missing. Tim goes with them and the C.O. recognises
him, "Jones! Where the deuce have you sprung from?
I thought you'd been killed."
Tim Jones was with the C.O.'s squadron in France. Worrals is surprised to hear a voice and she
spins round to see Major Gray present.
He has taken Squadron Leader McNavish into his
confidence. Worrals tells the story of
what has happened to her. Major Gray
says they have raided the Green Parrot Dance Hall and the ice cream factory and
"made a nice bag, but two men slipped through the net. One was the man you saw at the Green Parrot
with Joudrier, and the other was Joudrier himself. We know now that he is not a Belgian, but a
German." Major Gray has come down
to arrest Joudrier only to find that he has departed on seven days leave. Worrals tells the C.O. she has promised to
get the boys home from St. Vance in France and a plan is discussed whereby
Worrals could be dropped by parachute to warn them all to be ready by midnight
and Bill Ashton could land a Wellington when signalled by a torch and bring
them all home. Frecks insists she gets
to go as well. Plans are made for them
to leave at 9.00 pm that night.