THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
Mr. Letts had left his ship by mutual arrangement,
and the whole of the crew had mustered to see him
off and to express their sense of relief at his departure.
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...