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Claudia
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
No my favourite O. Henry piece. But interesting... I have enjoyed his descriptions...the end was nearly predictable but still a worth read. 2 stars.
Oela
May 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
A short(but still sloppy!ah!) story of a midnight at a crowded cafe where our narrator meets 'his' comsopolite E.Rushmore Coglan,who 'will be heard from the next summer at Coney Island'.

The story gives a fair idea about what a true cosmopolite is suppose to be!
the idea of a world citizen is presented through a couple of arguments and quick conversation.
but the words are quite difficult especially if your 'geographical skills' are poor.
the ending has a twist but sadly,its not as effective as we w
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Lea
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
This was not one of O. Henry's best and suspenseful works, but it still was enjoyable and amusing.
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Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Although the ending wasn't as much as a "twist" as was expected, the message was very intriguing and worth the listen.
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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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