1894. Jacobs is known especially for his sea stories. His familiarity with the wharves and the people who frequented them gave him material for these stories. He is also known for some of his short ghost tales and stories of mystery and the macabre, such as the Monkey's Paw. His novel Many Cargoes begins: Yes, I've sailed under some 'cute skippers in my time, said the night-watchman; them that go down in big ships see the wonders o' the deep, you know, he added with a sudden chuckle, but the one I'm going to tell you about ought never to have been trusted out without 'is ma. A good many o' my skippers had fads, but this one was the worst I ever sailed under. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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