Sailor man—­said the night-watchman, musingly—­a
sailorman is like a fish he is safest when ’e
is at sea. When a fish comes ashore it is in
for trouble, a...
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...