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* LockedRoomMystery: The theft of the stone. Also, the scene at the beginning where the relief forces that arrive at Zinderneuf (which has been burned and all of the garrison killed)

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The Blue Water sapphire disappears in a room where nobody is except the six relatives of its owner when the lights go out for about twenty seconds. No one else could have entered the room without letting light in by opening the door.
** When a relief column arrives at Fort Zindernuef, they see [[ElCidPloy scores of dead soldiers propped up on the walls]], and then someone shoots at them from inside the fort. One legionnaire enters the fort with a grappling hook but never reappears, causing his commander to climb after him. In addition to the bodies slumped against the wall, the commander finds a sergeant who was stabbed to death, and Beau Geste, who was laid out peacefully after the sergeant was stabbed and is holding a letter confessing to the
theft of a jewel. The commander searches the stone. Also, fort and finds no sign of the scene scout he sent or whoever shot at him. When he goes to open the gate for his men, Beau and the sergeant's bodies and the letter all have disappeared by the time he gets back. ''Then'' as soon as they've left the fort, someone still inside sets fire to it. The commander is left musing that his superiors will think he's crazy when he describes everything that happened. [[HowWeGotHere The climax reveals]] that [[spoiler:the man who shot at him, John Geste, went over the wall on the opposite side of the fort right after shooting at the beginning where approaching legionnaires, as he wants to desert. The scout who first entered the relief forces that arrive at Zinderneuf (which has been burned fort is John and all Beau's brother Digby, who found the letter and then slumped over the wall, pretending to be one of the garrison killed)dead soldiers, when his superior entered the fort. When his superior went to open the gate, Digby dragged the bodies to a room the commander had already searched to give Beau a VikingFuneral and prevent him from being posthumously branded as a thief. After setting the fire, he then escaped over the opposite wall himself.]]

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* CruelMercy: Markoff tells a pair of captured deserters who are half-dead from exposure to the ThirstyDesert that he could have them ShotAtDawn, but he won't ... Instead he's going to let them "escape" again. He then has the pleading men forcibly removed from the fort and orders two men to follow them and keep them from drinking from any watering holes, condemning them to die of thirst.


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* AFatherToHisMen: Lieutenant Martin lectures Markoff for mistreating the new recruits and makes a speech about the honorable side of being a legionnaire. From his sickbed, he also tries to order Markoff not to use any violence to punish two deserters.
--> '''Martin:''' The men must be led, not driven.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Gussie hangs out with his adopted cousins a lot, but they view each other with mutual annoyance. Gussie is actually pleased to role-play as King Arthur's betrayer Modred when Beau is role-playing as King Arthur.


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* MistakenConfession: The brothers each jokingly claim to have the missing sapphire and make up stories about what they'll do with the money, while ducking around the issue who really does have it. Unfortunately, another legionnaire is eavesdropping on them and takes them seriously.


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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Said nearly word-for-word when Markoff makes the spy who ratted out the mutiny stand guard in a tower that the raiders have a good shot at. The guy faces his fate with more dignity than most examples of the trope, though.


It has been adapted several times for both stage and screen, including a 1926 silent film starring Creator/RonaldColman, a 1939 film version directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman and starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.

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It has been adapted several times for both stage and screen, including screen (including a 1926 silent film starring Creator/RonaldColman, Creator/RonaldColman and a 1939 film sound version directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman and starring Creator/GaryCooper Creator/GaryCooper), and parodied numerous times more (such as a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste 1977 spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman.Creator/MartyFeldman). ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.


It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film version directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman and starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.

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It has been adapted several times for both theater stage and cinema, screen, including a 1926 silent film starring Creator/RonaldColman, a 1939 film version directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman and starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.


''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 British adventure novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned Geste brothers -- Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John -- in the French Foreign Legion. This novel is most known for its popularization of the LegionOfLostSouls trope.

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 British adventure novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned Geste brothers -- Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John -- in the French Foreign Legion. This novel is most best known for its popularization of the LegionOfLostSouls trope.


''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 British adventure novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the LegionOfLostSouls trope.

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 British adventure novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned Geste brothers -- Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John.John -- in the French Foreign Legion. This novel is most known for its popularization of the LegionOfLostSouls trope.



* {{Homage}}: given in ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}

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* {{Homage}}: given in ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.


''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. Radio/TheGoonShow play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 British adventure novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. LegionOfLostSouls trope.

It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film version directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman and starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. Radio/TheGoonShow ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.


* {{Eagleland}}: Hank and Buddy are primarily type 1.

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* KnightsArmorHideout: Hiding in a suit of armour was how Michael "Beau" Geste knew that [[spoiler:the Blue Water had been replaced with a fake - he saw his aunt selling the real Blue Water while she was unaware that he could see her from his hiding place in the armour]].

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* KnightsArmorHideout: Hiding in a suit of armour was how Michael "Beau" Geste knew that [[spoiler:the Blue Water had been replaced with a fake - -- he saw his aunt selling the real Blue Water while she was unaware that he could see her from his hiding place in the armour]].



* SeaOfSand: Both the 1939 and 1966 productions emphasize the sea of sand aspect of the Sahara -- justified in this case, as the French Foreign Legion fought its wars in French North African colonies that involved garrisoning forts in the deeper desert.



* SiblingTeam : The Gestes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hank and Buddy.

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* VikingFuneral: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] early on in the book. Later, the dying Michael asks John to burn his body in the fort at Zinderneuf, which he does.

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* VikingFuneral: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} early on in the book. Later, the dying Michael asks John to burn his body in the fort at Zinderneuf, which he does.

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* KnightsArmorHideout: Hiding in a suit of armour was how Michael "Beau" Geste knew that [[spoiler:the Blue Water had been replaced with a fake - he saw his aunt selling the real Blue Water while she was unaware that he could see her from his hiding place in the armour]].

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. TheGoonShow play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman. TheGoonShow Radio/TheGoonShow play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.


''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman.

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''Beau Geste'' is a 1924 novel by Percival Christopher Wren. It details the adventures of the orphaned brothers Michael (also known as Beau), his twin Digby, and their younger brother John. This novel is most known for its popularization of the French Foreign Legion. It has been adapted for both theater and cinema, including a 1939 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and a 1977 [[Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste spoof]] directed by and starring Creator/MartyFeldman.
Creator/MartyFeldman. TheGoonShow play "Under Two Floorboards" is actually their version of this thing, not ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags''.


* {{Homage}}: given in {{Peanuts}}

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* {{Homage}}: given in {{Peanuts}}ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}



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* GentlemenRankers: The protagonists are both examples, being of aristocratic family.


* UpperClassWit: All three of the brothers, especially Michael.

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