Sailormen don’t bother much about their relations,
as a rule, said the night-watchman; sometimes because
a railway-ticket costs as much as a barrel o’
beer, and they ai...
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...