of the two golden years when he lived on Sark between
1933-1935 were highly inspirational when this book for
children came to be written and illustrated.
Published first by Country Life in London in 1939, it tells the adventurous tale of surely the definitive swashbuckler, Captain Slaughterboard, a wild man determined to rule the waves by force. Finding paradise at last on a tropical island, and with a lifetime of bloody encounters, mutinies and piratical subversions behind him, the captain settles down with the Yellow Creature, the only other inhabitant. In this idyll, and under the glittering sun, the two spend their days fishing from high rocks above the sea, oblivious to the outside world.