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Mrs. Scutts, concealed behind the curtain, gazed at
the cab in uneasy amazement. The cabman clambered
down from the box and, opening the door, stood by
with his hands extended read...
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...