Tag Archive for O. Henry

The Passing of Black Eagle

For some months of a cer­tain year a grim ban­dit in­fested the Texas bor­der along the Rio Grande. Pe­cu­liarly strik­ing to the optic nerve was this no­to­ri­ous ma­rauder. His per­son­al­ity se­cured him the title of “Black Eagle, the Ter­ror of…

One Dollar’s Worth

by O. Henry The judge of the United States court of the dis­trict lying along the Rio Grande bor­der found the fol­low­ing let­ter one morn­ing in his mail:JUDGE:When you sent me up for four years you made a talk. Among other…

The Ransom of Red Chief

 by O. HenryIt looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Al­abama—Bill Driscoll and my­self—when this kid­nap­ping idea struck us. It was, as Bill af­ter­ward ex­pressed it, “dur­ing a mo­ment of tem­po­rary…

Calloway’s Code

by O. HenryThe New York En­ter­prise sent H. B. Cal­loway as spe­cial cor­re­spon­dent to the Russo-Japan­ese-Portsmouth war.For two months Cal­loway hung about Yoko­hama and Tokio, shak­ing dice with the other cor­re­spon­dents for drinks of ‘rick­shaws—oh, no, that’s some­thing to ride…

Friends in San Rosario

by O. HenryThe west-bound train stopped at San Rosario on time at 8.20 a.m. A man with a thick black-leather wal­let under his arm left the train and walked rapidly up the main street of the town. There were other…

Girl

by O Henry IN GILT letters on the ground glass of the door of room No. 962 were the words: “Robbins & Hartley, Brokers.” The clerks had gone. It was past five, and with the solid tramp of a drove…

After Twenty Years

The policeman on the beat moved up the avenue impressively. The impressiveness was habitual and not for show, for spectators were few. The time was barely 10 o’clock at night, but chilly gusts of wind with a taste of rain…

Hearts and Hands

At Denver there was an influx of passengers into the coaches on the eastbound B. & M. express. In one coach there sat a very pretty young woman dressed in elegant taste and surrounded by all the luxurious comforts of…