“Sailormen ain’t wot you might call dandyfied
as a rule,” said the night-watchman, who had
just had a passage of arms with a lighterman and been
advised to let somebody else...
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...