William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry’s short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.

Girl

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:10 min(s) read

In gilt letters on the ground glass of the door of room No. 962 were the words: "Robbins & Hartley, Brokers." The clerks had gone. It was past five, and with the solid tramp of a drove of prize Percherons,

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An Afternoon Miracle

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:22 min(s) read

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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Bestseller

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  • Reading time:22 min(s) read

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

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A Blackjack Bargainer

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:28 min(s) read

The most disreputable thing in Yancey Goree's law office was Goree himself, sprawled in his creakv old arm- chair. The rickety little office, built of red brick,

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Blind Man’s Holiday

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:38 min(s) read

Alas for the man and for the artist with the shifting point of perspective! Life shall be a confusion of ways to the one; the landscape shall rise up and confound the other. Take the case of Lorison.

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Buried Treasure

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:19 min(s) read

There are many kinds of fools. Now, will everybody please sit still until they are called upon specifically to rise?

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The Caballero’s Way

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:24 min(s) read

The Cisco Kid had killed six men in more or less fair scrimmages, had murdered twice as many (mostly Mexicans), and had winged a larger number whom he modestly forbore to count. Therefore a woman loved him.

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The Cactus

  • Post category:Literature / O Henry
  • Reading time:7 min(s) read

The most notable thing about Time is that it is so purely relative. A large amount of reminiscence is, by common consent, conceded to the drowning man;

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