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Short stories : Conscience in Art by O. Henry

Conscience in Art by O. Henry   “I never could hold my partner, Andy Tucker, down to legitimate ethics of pure swindling,” said Jeff Peters to me one day. “Andy had too much imagination to be honest. He used to …

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Short stories : Compliments of the Season by O. Henry

Compliments of the Season by O. Henry   There are no more Christmas stories to write. Fiction is exhausted; and newspaper items, the next best, are manufactured by clever young journalists who have married early and have an engagingly pessimistic …

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Short stories : Cherchez La Femme by O. Henry

Cherchez La Femme by O. Henry   Robbins, reporter for the /Picayune/, and Dumars, of /L’Abeille/–the old French newspaper that has buzzed for nearly a century–were good friends, well proven by years of ups and downs together. They were seated …

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Short stories : Caught by O. Henry

Caught by O. Henry   The plans for the detention of the flying President Miraflores and his companion at the coast line seemed hardly likely to fail. Doctor Zavalla himself had gone to the port of Alazan to establish a …

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Short stories : Calloway’s Code by O. Henry

Calloway’s Code by O. Henry   The New York Enterprise sent H. B. Calloway as special correspondent to the Russo-Japanese-Portsmouth war. For two months Calloway hung about Yokohama and Tokio, shaking dice with the other correspondents for drinks of ‘rickshaws …

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Short stories : By Courier by O. Henry

By Courier by O. Henry   It was neither the season nor the hour when the Park had frequenters; and it is likely that the young lady, who was seated on one of the benches at the side of the …

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Short stories : Buried Treasure by O. Henry

Buried Treasure by O. Henry   There are many kinds of fools. Now, will everybody please sit still until they are called upon specifically to rise? I had been every kind of fool except one. I had expended my patrimony, …

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Short stories : Brickdust Row by O. Henry

Brickdust Row by O. Henry   Blinker was displeased. A man of less culture and poise and wealth would have sworn. But Blinker always remembered that he was a gentleman–a thing that no gentleman should do. So he merely looked …

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Short stories : Christmas By Injunction by O. Henry

Christmas By Injunction by O. Henry Cherokee was the civic father of Yellowhammer. Yellowhammer was a new mining town constructed mainly of canvas and undressed pine. Cherokee was a prospector. One day while his burro was eating quartz and pine …

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Short stories : Best-Seller by O. Henry

Best-Seller by O. Henry I One day last summer I went to Pittsburgh–well, I had to go there on business. My chair-car was profitably well filled with people of the kind one usually sees on chair-cars. Most of them were …

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Short stories : An Apology by O. Henry

An Apology by O. Henry The person who sweeps the office, translates letters from foreign countries, deciphers communications from graduates of business colleges, and does most of the writing for this paper, has been confined for the past two weeks …

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Short stories : An Afternoon Miracle by O. Henry

An Afternoon Miracle by O. Henry At the United States end of an international river bridge, four armed rangers sweltered in a little ‘dobe hut, keeping a fairly faithful espionage upon the lagging trail of passengers from the Mexican side. …

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