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Author: W. W. Jacobs Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: boc8

Publisher Description

W. W. Jacobs was best known for his humorous tales of sailors, often related by his most popular and enduring character: the night-watchman on the wharf in Wapping, recounting the preposterous adventures of his acquaintances Ginger Dick, Sam Small, and Peter Russet.

These three characters, pockets full after a long voyage, would take lodgings together determined to enjoy a long spell ashore; but the crafty inhabitants of dockland London would soon relieve them of their funds, assisted by the sailors’ own fecklessness and credulity.

In this story, Sam Small meets a man in a pub who claims to be a detective in need of a sailor to help him catch a pickpocket. Ginger Dick and Peter Russet point out that the whole plot is a set-up which will result in Sam being robbed himself. Sam refuses to listen to them, so Ginger and Peter decide to take matters into their own hands …

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About the Author

W. W. Jacobs (1863–1943) is considered a master of the macabre tale, mostly for his work The Monkey’s Paw, a classic horror short story. He was a master at weaving terror and suspense into scenes of everyday life. Nevertheless, his popularity in his own lifetime arose mostly due to his amusing maritime tales of life along the London docks.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.