Night Watches cover

Night Watches

W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943)

1. Back to Back
2. Keeping Watch
3. The Understudy
4. The Weaker Vessel
5. Stepping Backwards
6. The Three Sisters
7. The Unknown
8. The Vigil
9. Easy Money
10. His Other Self

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A most popular Jacobs character, a night watchman along the English coast, remembers troubles his friends got into during shore leave. At least part of the fault lay with those friends, who were both careless and naïve. But not all the stories are linked to just shore leave even though they relate to the sea in some way. Included are a ghost story, a warehouse worker playing sick, a couple sparring for new income, and even a makeover story. (Bill Boerst based on Wikipedia)