A man came slowly over the old stone bridge, and averting
his gaze from the dark river with its silent craft,
looked with some satisfaction toward the feeble lights
of the small town on...
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...