R. Robert Clarkson sat by his fire, smoking thoughtfully.
His lifelong neighbour and successful rival in love
had passed away a few days before, and Mr. Clarkson,
fresh from the obs...
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...