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W.W. Jacobs

W.W. Jacobs

Short stories : The Dreamer by W. W. Jacobs

  The Dreamer by W. W. Jacobs   Dreams and warnings are things I don’t believe in, said the night watchman. The only dream I ever ‘ad that come anything like true was once when I dreamt I came in …

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Short stories : The Guardian Angel by W. W. Jacobs

  The Guardian Angel by W. W. Jacobs   The night-watchman shook his head. “I never met any of these phil– philantherpists, as you call ’em,” he said, decidedly. “If I ‘ad they wouldn’t ‘ave got away from me in …

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Short stories : The Lost Ship by W. W. Jacobs

The Lost Ship by W. W. Jacobs   On a fine spring morning in the early part of the present century, Tetby, a small port on the east coast, was keeping high holiday. Tradesmen left their shops, and labourers their …

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Short stories : The Money-Box by W. W. Jacobs

The Money-Box by W. W. Jacobs   Sailormen are not good ‘ands at saving money as a rule, said the night-watchman, as he wistfully toyed with a bad shilling on his watch-chain, though to ‘ear ’em talk of saving when …

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Short stories : The Nest Egg by W. W. Jacobs

The Nest Egg by W. W. Jacobs “Artfulness,” said the night-watch-man, smoking placidly, “is a gift; but it don’t pay always. I’ve met some artful ones in my time–plenty of ’em; but I can’t truthfully say as ‘ow any of …

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Short stories : The Test by W. W. Jacobs

The Test by W. W. Jacobs Pebblesea was dull, and Mr. Frederick Dix, mate of the ketch Starfish, after a long and unsuccessful quest for amusement, returned to the harbor with an idea of forgetting his disappointment in sleep. The …

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