The novel "The Man and The Cannon" was the last novel by French author Victor Hugo, and told of a cannon that broke loose.

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The novel "The Man and The Cannon" was the last novel by French author Victor Hugo. Written in 1874, it told of a 24-pounder cannon that had broken loose on a ship–an extremely dangerous situation–and a gunner who chose to "fight" the cannon and whip it back into shape. This 1902 illustration shows that battle.