Jack Nugent’s first idea on seeing a letter
from his father asking him to meet him at Samson Wilks’s
was to send as impolite a refusal as a strong sense
of undutifulness and a n...
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...