W. W. Jacobs was an English author of short stories and novels. Even though most of his work was written in a humourous tone, he is nowadays remembered as the creator of "The Monkey’s Paw". That classic horror short story is written in the dickensian tradition, that is to say that it uses a gentle humour and focuses on the poor social condition of the White Families.
Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas ...