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By O. Henry

ISBN-10: 1853262412

ISBN-13: 9781853262418

This selection of a hundred of O Henry's most interesting tales is a show off for the sheer number of considered one of America's most sensible and best-loved brief tale writers the diversity of the tales is astounding; O Henry is as at domestic describing existence south of the Rio Grande as he's chronicling the actions and issues of 'the 4 million' traditional electorate who inhabited turn-of-the-century long island. they're marked via twist of fate and shock endings in addition to the compassion and excessive humour that experience made O Henry's tales renowned for the final century.

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Would never a policeman lay hands on him? In his fancy the Island seemed an unattainable Arcadia. He buttoned his thin coat against the chilling wind. In a cigar store he saw a well-dressed man lighting a cigar at a swinging light. His silk umbrella he had set by the door on enterĀ­ ing. Soapy stepped inside, secured the umbrella and sauntered off with it slowly. The man at the cigar light followed hastily. 'My umbrella,' he said sternly. ' sneered Soapy, adding insult to petit larceny. 'Well, why don't you call a policeman?

Old Mother Hubbard was boosting me to beat the band as a genuine Pomeranian-Hambletonian-Red-Irish-Cochin-ChinaStoke-Pogis fox terrier. The fat lady chased a V around among the samples of gros grain flannelette in her shopping-bag till she corĀ­ nered it, and gave up. From that moment I was a pet - a mamma's own wootsey squidlums. ' From a pedigreed yellow pup I grew up to be an anonymous yellow cur looking like a cross between an Angora cat and a box of lemons. But my mistress never tumbled. She thought that the two primeval pups that Noah chased into the ark were but a collateral branch of my ancestors.

She had seen the money on the table. ' said Joe. 'Just ask the man from Peoria. He got his depot to-day, and he isn't sure but he thinks he wants another parkscape and a view on the Hudson. ' 'Five o'clock, I think,' said Dele plaintively. 'The iron - I mean the rabbit came off the fire about that time. You ought to have seen General Pinkney, Joe, when - ' 'Sit down here a moment, Dele,' said Joe. He drew her to the couch, sat down beside her and put his arm across her shoulders. ' he asked. She braved it for a moment or two with an eye full of love and stubbornness, and murmured a phrase or two vaguely of General Pinkney; but at length down went her head and out came the truth and tears.

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