Mrs. John Boxer stood at the door of the shop with
her hands clasped on her apron. The short day
had drawn to a close, and the lamps in the narrow
little thorough-fares of Shingles...
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...