The night-watchman sat brooding darkly over life and
its troubles. A shooting corn on the little
toe of his left foot, and a touch of liver, due, he
was convinced, to the unlawful cel...
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...