THE WEAKER VESSEL
Mr. Gribble sat in his small front parlour in a state
of angry amazement. It was half-past six and
there was no Mrs. Gribble; worse still, there was
no tea. It was a sta...
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...