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by W. W. Jacobs
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William Wymark Jacobs was an English author of short stories and novels. He is now best remembered for his macabre tales The Monkey's Paw, and The Toll House (in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge). However the majority of his output was humorous in tone.
The mate smiled feebly, and glanced uneasily at the girl, who, with a fine colour and an air of vast unconcern, was looking straight in front of her; and it was a relief to both of them when they found themselves hesitating and dodging in front of a schooner which was coming up.
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