This page quotes from the diary of the notorious smuggler John Rattenbury, which was published in 1837. Rattenbury describes how he narrowly escaped the 'clutches' of the Leiutenant of the Greyhound by hiding up the chimney of a public house.
About Smuggling Days in Devon
This book describes the adventures and escapades of smugglers in 19th century Devon. Quoting from smugglers' diaries and from statements made by parish residents, these tales tell of smugglers hiding up chimneys, ships sawn in half, and the burning effigies of informers.