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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
This story tells of Jimmy Valentine, a safe burglar 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."