Mr. Purnip took the arm of the new recruit and hung
over him almost tenderly as they walked along; Mr.
Billing, with a look of conscious virtue on his jolly
face, listened with much satisf...
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...