A lad of about twenty stepped ashore from the schooner
Jane, and joining a girl, who had been avoiding for
some ten minutes the ardent gaze of the night-watchman,
set off arm-in-arm. ...
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...