Yes, I know, said the night-watchman, thoughtfully,
as he sat with a cold pipe in his mouth gazing across
the river. I’ve ’eard it afore.
People tell me the...
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...