Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

Read by Marian Brown
A Chapter from
The Trimmed Lamp : and other Stories of the Four Million
by O. Henry (1862-1910)

The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popularized O. Henry’s work. They also capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor in the story. O Henry wrote about ordinary people in everyday circumstances. He is quoted as once saying, “There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts and newspaper stands.”

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