A lad of about twenty stepped ashore from the schooner Jane, and joining a girl, who had been avoiding for some ten minutes the ardent gaze of the night-watchman, set off arm-in-arm. The watchman rolled his eyes and shook his head slowly. English writer W.W Jacobs is best known for his story The Monkey’s Paw. This tale of sailors and their money turns on their prejudices — and ours. You can find it, and others like it, in Jacobs’ collection Night Watches, at Project Gutenberg. Nearly all his money on ‘is back, he said, and what little bit ‘e’s got [Read More]