Mr. George Burton, naval pensioner, sat at the door
of his lodgings gazing in placid content at the sea.
It was early summer, and the air was heavy with the
scent of flowers; Mr....
W. W. Jacobs, remembered today almost exclusively for his horror story "The Monkey's Paw" (The Lady of the Barge, 1902), was one of the most popular English humorists of the early twentieth century. H...