The old man stood by the window, gazing at the frozen
fields beyond. The sign of the Cauliflower was
stiff with snow, and the breath of a pair of waiting
horses in a wagon beneath a...
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...