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O. Henry, the pseudonym of the American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), is best known for writing stories full of wit, wordplay, and warm characterizations, and particularly for their clever twist endings. This volume contains 20 of O. Henry's best and best-loved stories. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings, as well as the compassion and high humor that have made O. Henry's stories popular for the last century.

The stories contained in this unique collection are "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking", "The Gift of the Magi", "The Cop and the Anthem", "One Dollar's Worth", "A Retrieved Reformation", "The Last of the Troubadours", "The Caballero's Way", "Last Leaf", "The Furnished Room", "Cupid's Exile Number Two", "The Lotus and the Bottle", "The Trimmed Lamp", "Springtime a la Carte", "The Sleuths", "Out of Nazareth", "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog", "The Making of a New Yorker", "Law and Order", "Hearts and Hands", and "The Ransom of Red Chief".

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