The Time Machine

High above the Trigan frontier, a flight of speedy fighting-craft of the Trigan Air Fleet. Here they come ! Heading straight for the heartland of the Trigan Empire, a massed formation of Caton bombing-craft. It was the twentieth such sortie in three days. Prepare to open fire if they cross the frontier ! Janno, the Emperor's nephew, led the fighting-craft. This is a new form of warfare—a war of nerves ! Will they come on, or will they turn away ? One false move on my part, and I could start a shooting war ! Janno edged his craft close to the nearest Caton, so close that he could see the grinning gunner in his pod. Are you going to open fire on me or not, you grinning animal ? On the very forbidden edge of the frontier, the bombing formation turned away—as they had turned nineteen times before. Janno heaved a sigh of relief. Aaaah !— Thank the stars !

This installment was originally published in Look and Learn issue no. 777 on 4 December 1976.