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By: W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943)

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs The Monkey's Paw

An eerie supernatural story, The Monkey's Paw follows the White family as they come to realize that nothing in life comes without a price or at the simple push of a button. First published in 1902, the short story powerfully suggests that one should not interfere with the course of nature, as cheating fate can result in unforeseen consequences that leave one with more than they bargained for. Set in England, the tale opens on a dark and stormy night inside Laburnam Villa, home to Mr. and Mrs...

Book cover The Old Man of the Sea Ship's Company, Part 11.
Book cover Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection)
Book cover The Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection
Book cover The Ghost of Jerry Bundler
Book cover Self-Help Sailor's Knots, Part 4.
Book cover Odd Craft
Book cover Deep Waters, the Entire Collection
Book cover At Sunwich Port
Book cover Night Watches

A most popular Jacobs character, a night watchman along the English coast, remembers troubles his friends got into during shore leave. At least part of the fault lay with those friends, who were both careless and naïve. But not all the stories are linked to just shore leave even though they relate to the sea in some way. Included are a ghost story, a warehouse worker playing sick, a couple sparring for new income, and even a makeover story. (Bill Boerst based on Wikipedia)

Book cover Short Cruises
Book cover Ship's Company, the Entire Collection
Book cover A Master Of Craft
Book cover Dialstone Lane
Book cover Many Cargoes
Book cover Sea Urchins
Book cover Salthaven
Book cover Captains All and Others
Book cover Light Freights
Book cover An Adulteration Act The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 10.
Book cover More Cargoes 1897
Book cover The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant
Book cover Easy Money Night Watches, Part 9.
Book cover Keeping Up Appearances Sailor's Knots, Part 12.
Book cover Fairy Gold Ship's Company, Part 4.
Book cover The Toll-House Sailor's Knots, Part 7.
Book cover Double Dealing Sailor's Knots, Part 11.
Book cover The Guardian Angel Ship's Company, Part 7.
Book cover Manners Makyth Man Ship's Company, Part 12.
Book cover Odd Man Out Sailor's Knots, Part 6.
Book cover Short Cruises
Book cover Sam's Ghost Deep Waters, Part 4.
Book cover Dirty Work Deep Waters, Part 11.
Book cover Matrimonial Openings Sailor's Knots, Part 5.
Book cover The White Cat Captains All, Book 10.
Book cover Peter's Pence Sailor's Knots, Part 8.
Book cover Watch-Dogs Ship's Company, Part 5.
Book cover Skilled Assistance Ship's Company, Part 9.
Book cover The Lady of the Barge The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 1.
Book cover The Well The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 4.
Book cover The Nest Egg Captains All, Book 3.
Book cover Sentence Deferred Sailor's Knots, Part 4.
Book cover Prize Money Sailor's Knots, Part 10.
Book cover For Better or Worse Ship's Company, Part 10.
Book cover Paying Off Deep Waters, Part 2.
Book cover Fine Feathers Ship's Company, Part 1.
Book cover Cupboard Love The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 5.
Book cover A Tiger's Skin The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 8.
Book cover A Golden Venture The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 11.
Book cover The Boatswain's Mate Captains All, Book 2.
Book cover Shareholders Deep Waters, Part 1.
Book cover Deserted Sailor's Knots, Part 1.
Book cover Friends in Need Ship's Company, Part 2.
Book cover The Bequest Ship's Company, Part 6.
Book cover Dual Control Ship's Company, Part 8.
Book cover The Three Sisters Night Watches, Part 6.
Book cover Husbandry Deep Waters, Part 6.
Book cover Family Cares Deep Waters, Part 7.
Book cover Bedridden and the Winter Offensive Deep Waters, Part 8.
Book cover Striking Hard Deep Waters, Part 10.
Book cover Homeward Bound Sailor's Knots, Part 2.
Book cover Good Intentions Ship's Company, Part 3.
Book cover Bill's Paper Chase Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 3.
Book cover Back to Back Night Watches, Part 1.
Book cover The Understudy Night Watches, Part 3.
Book cover The Temptation of Samuel Burge Captains All, Book 8.
Book cover The Head of the Family Sailor's Knots, Part 9.
Book cover Captain Rogers The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 7.
Book cover The Constable's Move Captains All, Book 4.
Book cover Four Pigeons Captains All, Book 7.
Book cover The Weaker Vessel Night Watches, Part 4.
Book cover Captains All Captains All, Part 1.
Book cover Over the Side Captains All, Book 6.
Book cover The Madness of Mr. Lister Captains All, Book 9.
Book cover Made to Measure Deep Waters, Part 3.
Book cover Stepping Backwards Night Watches, Part 5.
Book cover The Unknown Night Watches, Part 7.
Book cover The Vigil Night Watches, Part 8.
Book cover Bob's Redemption Captains All, Book 5.
Book cover The Convert Deep Waters, Part 5.
Book cover The Substitute Deep Waters, Part 9.
Book cover In the Library The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 6.
Book cover A Mixed Proposal The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 9.
Book cover Three at Table The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 12.
Book cover Keeping Watch Night Watches, Part 2.
Book cover His Other Self Night Watches, Part 10.

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