By O. Henry
This number of a hundred of O Henry's best tales is a show off for the sheer number of one in all America's most sensible and best-loved brief tale writers the diversity of the tales is fantastic; O Henry is as at domestic describing lifestyles south of the Rio Grande as he's chronicling the actions and matters of 'the 4 million' usual electorate who inhabited turn-of-the-century manhattan. they're marked through 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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You're bound to win, dear. Thirty-three dollars! W e never had so much to spend before. ' 'And filet mignon with champignons,' said Joe. ' On the next Saturday evening Joe reached home first. He spread his $18 on the parlour table and washed what seemed to be a great deal of dark paint from his hands. Half an hour later Delia arrived, her right hand tied up in a shapeless bundle of wraps and bandages. ' asked Joe after the usual greetings. Delia laughed, but not very joyously. 'Clementina,' she explained, 'insisted upon a Welsh rabbit after her lesson.
I made a dead-ahead scramble for the doors, whining like a dog in the press despatches that lets the family know that little Alice is bogged while gathering lilies in the brook. 'Why, darn my eyes,' says the old man, with a grin; 'darn my eyes if the saffron-coloured son of a seltzer lemonade ain't asking me in to take a drink. Lemme see - how long's it been since I saved shoe leather by keeping one foot on the footrest? I believe I'll - ' I knew I had him. Hot Scotches he took, sitting at a table.
I wish you could see him, Dele. Fat man with a woollen muffler and a quill toothpick. He saw the sketch in Tinkle's window and thought it was a windmill at first. He was game, though, and bought it anyhow. He ordered another - an oil sketch of the Lackawanna freight depot - to take back with him. Music lessons! ' 'I'm so glad you've kept on,' said Delia heartily. 'You're bound to win, dear. Thirty-three dollars! W e never had so much to spend before. ' 'And filet mignon with champignons,' said Joe.
100 Selected Stories by O. Henry