“I’m the happiest man in the world,”
said Mr. Farrer, in accents of dreamy tenderness.
Miss Ward sighed. “Wait till father comes
in,” she said.
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...