THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE
[Illustration: “The Boatswain’s Mate”]
Mr. George Benn, retired boat-swain, sighed noisily,
and with a despondent gesture, turned to the door
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...