Sailormen are not good ’ands at saving money
as a rule, said the night-watchman, as he wistfully
toyed with a bad shilling on his watch-chain, though
to ’ear ’em talk o...
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...