The lovable pirate, Captain Horatio Pugwash - the creation of British illustrator and author John Ryan (1921-2009). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ryan_(cartoonist) Pugwash, always being pursued by his sworn enemy, Cut-Throat Jake and his pirates with their ship "The Flying Dustman". Always saved in the end of course by his clever and resourceful cabin boy called Tom. This is by far my most favourite Pugwash book mainly because of its beautiful and delicate black and white illustrations. The design and layout of the pages are also very interesting, and the stories are hilarious for children and adults alike.