IN THE LIBRARY
The fire had burnt low in the library, for the night
was wet and warm. It was now little more than
a grey shell, and looked desolate. Trayton Burleigh,
still hot, rose from...
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...