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Gimlet's Oriental Quest (Gimlet #5)

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Title:Gimlet's Oriental Quest (Gimlet #5)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(67 of 100 for author by title)
King of the Commandos (Gimlet #1)
Gimlet Takes A Job (Gimlet #10)
Stead, Leslie   
(35 of 47 for author by title)
King of the Commandos (Gimlet #1)
Gimlet Takes A Job (Gimlet #10)
Published:   1948
Publisher:The Brockhampton Press Ltd.
Tags:adventure, Asia, fiction

The story begins with Cub fishing in Scotland waiting for Gimlet and company to arrive. While waiting, Cub befriends a young man whose father has disappeared and Cub finds himself involved in a tale of missing treasures, with an indication that the treasures are in the Orient. This is confirmed when two unwelcome guests from that part of the world turn up to speak with Cub’s friend. It all becomes rather unfriendly but clues hidden away by the boy's father indicate that to secure the treasure a visit to the Orient is required. By now Gimlet and Cooper have joined Cub, and with his friend set off for Siam.

The unwelcome gentlemen, who have anticipated where the searchers were going, spot the party in Bangkok and a chase begins to find the treasure. Narrow escapes on both sides occur. A shoot-out sees Gimlet and friends successful and the treasure, scattered around the jungle after a ferocious fight, is gathered together and the party return happily to England.—Gerry @ Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:141 Info

Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)

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William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)

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