Mr. Chalk’s expedition to the Southern Seas
became a standing joke with the captain, and he waylaid
him on several occasions to inquire into the progress
he was making, and to give him...
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...