Whilst in Monte Carlo the Saint saves the life of Fallouda, the ex-king of Fedyra. Fallouda tells him he aims to return to power by raising money by selling the jewellery of his wife, Queen Adana. The Saint and Adana set out to collect the jewels, the journey being initially icy as the queen is the daughter of a London bus driver and feels the Saint should give her more respect. Having warded off one attack the couple obtain the jewels but on the way back to meet Fallouda their car breaks down. They are offered a lift by a sweet old lady who invites them in for tea - tea which she has drugged because she too is after the queen's jewels. Written by
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At the end of the story, the bad guys are using a white Jaguar with French number plates. This Jaguar was a 1959 3.4 liter SE, with the UK registration number UKV 668. It is clearly right hand drive. The white Jaguar that goes over the cliff was, in fact, an old, gray Jaguar that had been hand painted to look white. The cliff was at Betchworth in Surrey, near the railway station. See more
The train is supposed to be pulling into Avignon station but we see a British rail diesel hauled train going across an embankment, instead of a French locomotive. See more