Inchacpae Rock Summary by Robert Southey

Inchcape Rock is a ballad written by Robert Southey, a famous English poet and writer. The poem tells the story of an old monk who lived on Inchcape Rock, a small island off the coast of Scotland. The monk tied a bell to a buoy on the rock, which would ring out in warning during storms and save many ships from crashing onto the treacherous rocks. However, a pirate named Ralph the Rover became jealous of the monk's good deeds and decided to cut the bell from the buoy. As a result, many ships were lost and Ralph became a wealthy pirate, but eventually, he was punished for his misdeeds.