Mrs. Chalk watched the schooner until it was a mere
white speck on the horizon, a faint idea that it might
yet see the error of its ways and return for her chaining
her to the spot. ...
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...