Francis Drake's Drum
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A drum once owned by Sir Francis Drake of England.


Sir Francis Drake




Beats on its own whenever England is in danger.





Collected by

Rebecca St. Clair and Jack Second


Artie's Office


Podium 3

Date of Collection

May 5, 1960


Origin[edit | edit source]

According to legend, just before Sir Francis Drake died he said he would come back from the dead to protect his country, England, and his drum would proceed his arrival. While he never actually appeared, his drum was noted to have been heard on several occasions, mainly during bombing raids in WWI and just before the start of WWII.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Beats on its own whenever England is in danger. It may beat only a few times before a major conflict and not for the rest of the war or it may beat whenever England is facing a threat, such as aerial bombings. However, it only beats on its own and it will not make any sound should someone try to beat on it.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Collected in 1960 by Rebecca St. Clair and Jack Second while in England. Kept in Artie's Office next to Paul Revere's Lantern.

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