The anticipations of Mr. Wilks were more than realized
on the following Tuesday. From the time a trim
maid showed him into the smoking-room until late at
night, when he left, a fete...
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...