Mr. Jernshaw, who was taking the opportunity of a
lull in business to weigh out pound packets of sugar,
knocked his hands together and stood waiting for the
order of the tall bronzed man ...
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...