By O. Henry
This number of a hundred of O Henry's most interesting tales is a show off for the sheer number of one among America's top 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 voters who inhabited turn-of-the-century big apple. they're marked via accident 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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On the sidewalk Soapy began to yell drunken gibberish at the top of his harsh voice. He danced, howled, raved and otherwise disturbed the welkin. The policeman twirled his club, turned his back to Soapy and remarked to a citizen: ' 'Tis one of them Yale lads celebratin' the goose egg they give to the Hartford College. Noisy; but no harm. ' 36 O HENRY - 100 S E L E C T E D STORIES Disconsolate, Soapy ceased his unavailing racket. Would never a policeman lay hands on him? In his fancy the Island seemed an unattainable Arcadia.
There, as it should be, the druggist is a counsellor, a confessor, an adviser, an able and willing mis sionary and mentor whose learning is respected, whose occult wisdom is venerated and whose medicine is often poured, untasted, into the gutter. Therefore Ikey's corniform, bespecta cled nose and narrow, knowledge-bowed figure was well known in the vicinity of the Blue Light, and his advice and notice were much desired. Ikey roomed and breakfasted at Mrs. Riddle's, two squares away. Mrs. Riddle had a daughter named Rosy.
Millions of m i l e s . . ' Clara, the coloured maid, found the door locked at ten the next day, and they forced it open. Vinegar, and the slapping of wrists and even burnt feathers, proving of no avail, someone ran to 'phone for an ambulance. In due time it backed up to the door with much gong-clanging, and the capable young medico, in his white linen coat, ready, active, confident, with his smooth face half debonair, half grim, danced up the steps. 'Ambulance call to 49,' he said briefly.
100 Selected Stories by O. Henry