Deal Castle

Ann and Jellicoe sat on the beach and listened as the whispering sailors discussed the invasion

They sent word back to the castle and at two in the afternoon the cannons were raised

Nearby an old man died slowly and without fuss in his favourite chair

A great commander was dead

On hearing the news a Captain Smith ordered that the black flag be raised and the cannons lowered

The war was cancelled

Only a token shot would be fired by each side into the open waters that separated them

Back on the beach Ann and Jellicoe returned to their lace making

As they had a shop to run