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Roads of Destiny

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Perhaps, if he had known that Adele had stood at the gate on that unlucky night, where she had followed, lingering, to await the return of her brother and lover, wondering why they had chosen so tempestuous an hour and so black a spot to hold converse--if he had known that a sudden flash of lightning had revealed to her sight that short, sharp struggle as Victor was sinkin ...more
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I think I prefer selected collections of O. Henry's short stories - that is where you get all of the best stories! This book was still very enjoyable. This simile struck me when I read it, so I thought I would post it in my review!

“…his white whiskers trickled down from his chin like milk coming out of a sprinkling-pot.”
Henry, O.
The Complete Works of O. Henry

In compilation only.

1) Roads of Destiny
2) The Guardian of the Accolade
3) The Discounters of Money
4) The Enchanted Profile
5) "Next to Reading Matter"
6) Art and the Bronco
7) Phoebe
8) A Double-Dyed Deceiver
9) The Passing of Black Eagle
10) A Retrieved Reformation
11) Cherchez la Femme
12) Friends in San Rosario
13) The Fourth in Salvador
14) The Emancipation of Billy
15) The Enchanted Kiss
16) A Departmental Case
17) The Renaissance at Charleroi
18) On Behalf of the Ma
I really liked these short stories of ordinary American life. I'm not really a short story person so I didn't read them all but got about half way through.
Naiara Lew
I think this srory it´s really diferent from the ones i´m accostume but it´s classic reading, and it has a great final
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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 uncle's drugs
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