“It’s a’most the only enj’yment
I’ve got left,” said the oldest inhabitant,
taking a long, slow draught of beer, “that and
a pipe o’ baccy.&n...
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...