Dealing with a man, said the night-watchman, thoughtfully,
is as easy as a teetotaller walking along a nice wide
pavement; dealing with a woman is like the same teetotaller,
arter four or fi...
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...