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Odd Craft by W.W. Jacobs
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From "A Spirit of Avarice": Mr. John Blows stood listening to the foreman with an air of lofty disdain. He was a free-born Englishman, and yet he had been summarily paid off at eleven o'clock in the morning and told that his valuable services would no longer be required. More than that, the foreman had passed certain strictures upon his features which, however true they might be, were quite irrelevant to the fact that Mr. Blows had been discovered slumbering in a shed when he should have been laying bricks. "Take your ugly face off these 'ere works," said the foreman; "take it 'ome and bury it in the back-yard. Anybody'll be glad to lend you a spade." Mr. Blows, in a somewhat fluent reply, reflected severely on the foreman's immediate ancestors, and the strange lack of good-feeling and public spirit they had exhibited by allowing him to grow up. "Take it 'ome and bury it," said the foreman again. "Not under any plants you've got a liking for." * This volume ialso includes "The Money-Box," "The Castaway," "Blundell's Improvement," "Bill's Lapse," "Lawyer Quince," "Breaking a Spell," "Establishing Relations," "The Changing Numbers," "The Persecution of Bob Pretty," "Dixon's Return," "The Third String," "Odd Charges," and "Admiral Peters."

Author Biography

William Wymark "W. W." Jacobs (1863 - 1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. Although much of his work was humorous, he is most famous for his horror story "The Monkey's Paw." Jacobs was born in Wapping, London; his father was a wharf manager at the South Devon wharf at Lower East Smithfield. He was educated at a private school in London and later at Birkbeck College (then called Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution, now part of the University of London).
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Pages
152
Dimensions
152x229x8
ISBN-13
9781598188110
Product ID
1931995

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