WHH Short Fiction: “How Sir Jerrold Treyn Dealt with the Dutch in Caunston Cove”

Review: “How Sir Jerrold Treyn Dealt with the Dutch in Caunston Cove”, William Hope Hodgson, 1916.

Cover by Jason Van Hollander

Another bit of historical fiction from Hodgson and with a natutical tinge.

The narrator, nineteen year old Jerrold Treyn, and his friends stop a Dutch frigate’s marauding of their section of the English coast.

Jerrold and his friends buy a cannon and mount it in a hidden sea cave.

The Dutch do land and fire a bunch of buildings, but they are rebuffed when the boys successfully manage to blast a couple of shore boats with Dutch men and severely damage the Dutch ship which is sank later in the channel by an English frigate.

At story’s end, we learn the narrator is now an old man.

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