Nearly a year had elapsed since the sailing of the
Fair Emily, and Binchester, which had listened
doubtfully to the tale of the treasure as revealed
by Mr. William Russell, was still awaiti...
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...