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1) Dead watch
“Former Sen. Lincoln Bowe, a Republican, has been missing for several days, setting off alarms on both sides of the political aisle. Finally, he is discovered in the remote Virginia woods, barb-wired to a tree, burned almost beyond recognition and...
6) Back to Back
A husband and wife's scheme to bilk money from the husband's employer, a railroad company, veers hilariously off track in this tale from W. W. Jacobs, a renowned master of the short-story format whose works gained widespread popularity in the periodicals of the early twentieth century.
7) Easy Money
In this story, a group of sailor friends reminisce about their early love affairs and their feelings about marriage. "Easy Money" is part of the collection Night Watches, in which each tale is sparked by a nightwatchman's observations and thoughts.
The world's prickliest nightwatchman is at it again in this funny tale from W. W. Jacobs. After mistaking one sailor for his twin brother during a chance meeting on the wharf, the watchman reminisces at length about a case of mistaken identity in his own past.
"Keeping Watch" is another in a series of W. W. Jacobs' tales that are the reminiscences of an on-duty nightwatchman. In this story, the guard catches a glimpse of a passing couple and is reminded of his own run-in with a seemingly innocent young woman whose coy beauty concealed a secret.
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