July 12, 1915.—­Disquieting rumours to the
effect that epidemic of Billetitis hitherto confined
to the north of King’s Road shows signs of spreading.
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...