THE PERSECUTION OF BOB PRETTY
The old man sat on his accustomed bench outside the
Cauliflower. A generous measure of beer stood
in a blue and white jug by his elbow, and little wisps
of smoke c...
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...