A Fight with a Cannonby Victor Hugo
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely
The captain and lieutenant rushed toward the gun-deck but could not get down. All the gunners were pouring up in dismay.
Something terrible had just happened.
One of the carronades of the battery, a twenty-four pounder, had broken loose.
This is the story of a cannon and on a ship which loses its moorings. And the crew fights to save themselves against the rolling ballistic. Who’s responsible? It’s a single incident. And would make an interesting song, or perhaps a 5-minute piece. But probably not anything longer than that.
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