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The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
This collection of short stories by O. Henry gives the reader a wonderful selection of characters from the United States of 100 years ago.

The classic short story The Gift of the Magi is the most famous of O. Henry's stories, but the stories that follow in this collection give the reader a deeper and richer sample of O. Henry's storytelling. This collection of short stories gives the reader a wonderful selection of characters from the United States of 100 years ago.

Author: O. Henry
Format: Text
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Pages: 92
Size: 6 X 9 in.
GPS Invoice No: G0167-E
Format(s): Book

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Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.

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Add to my library  The Gift of the MagiExpand

The story of the Gift of the Magi describes a couple who go to great lengths to buy each other a special Christmas present.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  Two Thanksgiving Day GentlemenExpand

The text and audio of this story in the Gift of the Magi are about a Thanksgiving "tradition" between an old gentleman and a homeless man: every Thanksgiving, the old gentleman treats the homeless man to a full-course meal.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  The Last LeafExpand

This story describes a woman who catches pneumonia and wishes to die when the last leaf on an ivy vine outside her window falls.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  The Furnished RoomExpand

This story tells of a man who, on the trail of a lost love, rents out a furnished room that is popular among thespians. Even though the housekeeper said that she had never seen or heard of the woman that the man seeks, he somehow feels her presence in that rented room.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  Hearts and CrossesExpand

This story tells of a Texas rancher named Webb who is not content with holding a lower rank than his wife regarding ranch affairs. He leaves to be the master of his own ranch, but is lured back by a sign that was used to signal a secret rendezvous when he and his wife were dating.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  The Cop and the AnthemExpand

This story is about a homeless man who tries to get into prison in order to get free food and keep warm during the winter. Now with classroom activities and answer key.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  From the Cabby's SeatExpand
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Add to my library  A Retrieved ReformationExpand

This story tells of Jimmy Valentine, a safe burgular who recently was released from prison. After robbing a few more safes, he decides to abandon his old life in favor of becoming a better citizen.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  The Romance of a Busy BrokerExpand

This story is about Harvey Maxwell, a broker who works like a machine, so much so that he forgets a few important things.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  After Twenty YearsExpand

This story is about a man who honors his promise to meet his best friend in the same location where they met twenty years ago, before he headed West.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  Transients in ArcadiaExpand
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Add to my library  The Count and the Wedding GuestExpand

This story is about a woman who cannot forget her dead fiancé. However, a man who lives in the same house wants to help her change her disposition.

Author: O. Henry
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Add to my library  Mammon and the ArcherExpand
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Add to my library  The Caliph, Cupid and the ClockExpand

This story is about Prince Michael of Valleluna, a prince who loves to help people and hates clocks. One night, he decides to help a man who has been nervously watching a clock.

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Add to my library  The Green DoorExpand

This story is about Rudolf Steiner, a "true adventurer" who is always ready to try something different. One evening he gets a piece of paper that says "The Green Door."

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