Timed with precision to ease the pain of your commute "the case of the punt gunner's bollards" is a short story set in the wild sea coast of eastern England. You will be spell-bound. Your journey will evaporate as the tide comes in. The punt gunner focuses on a flock of ducks. He fires his mighty cannon. The ducks and undergraduates in distant Cambridge panic - could this be World War lll? But what does the recoil expose? What has the gunner used to anchor his punt? What will his canny wife advise and how will Detective Inspector Clout exploit the situation? Too many questions, but the answers are to be found in this daveshortstory.