A limerick: Jack Rattenbury’s escape

An East Devon smuggler called Jack

One evening came under attack.

But he proved himself wily

In behaving most slyly.

Of escaping he’d developed the knack.

©  Michael Downes 2014

This painting by  Peter Goodhall (b.1957) is part of Fairlynch Museum’s art collection. It is entitled ‘A Revenue Cutter Apprehends the Smuggler Jack Rattenbury off Budleigh Salterton.’

A fuller commentary on the work will be published in due course.
© the artist  Photo credit: Fairlynch Museum


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