The ancient port of Sunwich was basking in the sunshine
of a July afternoon. A rattle of cranes and
winches sounded from the shipping in the harbour,
but the town itself was half asle...
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...