Pahkar’s Revenge – Terence Brand – 1900 words (General / Action)
Believing he is being unfairly victimised by Pahkar, his 48-bed billet room’s bearer, Royal Air Force Aircraftsman John Newton calls on a streetwise airman, Red Halliday, to help him get his own back. Unfortunately, Halliday’s ploy brings about frightening consequences.
‘A very good morning to you, sahib.’
I looked up. A round-faced Indian stood in front of the desk. Eyebrows raised, I returned his greeting. ‘Morning, Pahkar. What brings you to Tech Wing Disciplinary?’
My surprise at seeing my barrack room’s bearer in my office was increased a hundredfold when Pahkar placed a small bottle on the desk. He waved away my frown. ‘Just an unworthy token to show my appreciation, sahib.’
‘Appreciation? What for?’
‘Ah…’ Pahkar touched the side of his nose with a forefinger. ‘For perceiving what a difference a full billet has on our comfort, Senior Aircraftsman Newton.’
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