My biggest fault, said the night-watchman, gloomily,
has been good nature. I’ve spent the best
part of my life trying to do my fellow-creeturs a
good turn. And what do I...
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...