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A Blackjack Bargainer

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O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writer - a master of surprise endings - who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. Here is "A Blackjack Bargainer," the story of the drunken Yancey Goree, a washed-up lawyer who has lost his money, possessions, property, and self-respect as a result of playing poker. After settling a feud, however, he manages ...more
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Published December 12th 2013 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (first published August 1901)
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Jul 06, 2016 Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it
A simple story stretched unnecessarily. Two old friends end their rivalry - the end obviously has a twist!
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I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku:

"The question lingers,
Did he really sell his feud,
Or seize the excuse?"
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William Sydney Porter lends the pen name "O. Henry" to surprise endings signed officially as Sydney Porter. His biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters. Their voices and his language were products of his era.

He was born 1862 Greensboro, North Carolina. When he was three years old, his mother died from tuberculosis. He left school at fifteen, worked five years in his uncle's d
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