Henry, his work and life Few people are familiar with the name William Sydney Porter , but, just as many remember Mark Twain and not Samuel L. Clemens, Porter is well known by the pen name O. And O. Henry became known as a master of surprise, with witty short stories that trade on wordplay and surprise twist endings that have become standard fare in the century following his death. Henry was living the routine life of a young pharmacist who dazzled people with his artistic drawing ability, creativity that successfully translated into literature.
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T l rikel, ly little ollice, built of red hrik, wxas set l ltsh with the street: tihe main sitreeL of the town of ,Ii ohe. Above it the mountai. Trade xin notl. II w is so still that ree, rec- inini in his chair, distinl ly heardI the clicki of the chip s in the granl t jury riln, where thu "court heuse yang" was playing poker. The "g ang-; had cleaned hini ocut.
The broken gamlbler had inel l drunkIard ;and prusite; he had lied l see thiis day m1e when the inen who had stripped hint denied hin a seat at the ai e. His word was no longer to he liken. Thit laily hunt at aids had arranged itself accordingly, and to him was assigned the iunoble iart of the on- l-ker.
The little white patch he saw away up on the side of Blakjaick was Laurel, the viixlae near which he had been orn and flbi xred. Now no direct huir of tile Gorees survived except this plucked and singed bird of misfortune.
The feud haid been a tjpical one of the region; it i hd left a redi record of hate, wrong, and slauh liter. Of late, old friends of th11e family had seen to it that lihe had whlereof to ealt tand a place to sloep, but whisky they would not buyt for him. Ilis law business was exinct: no ease had been intrusted to hiint in two ywar1. One more chance-h]e wlas saying to1 hinsel f-if he had one mnoihestake at the am.
داستان کوتاه A Blackjack Bargainer
T l rikel, ly little ollice, built of red hrik, wxas set l ltsh with the street: tihe main sitreeL of the town of ,Ii ohe. Above it the mountai. Trade xin notl. II w is so still that ree, rec- inini in his chair, distinl ly heardI the clicki of the chip s in the granl t jury riln, where thu "court heuse yang" was playing poker.
A Blackjack Bargainer
The rickety little office, built of red brick, was set flush with the street -- the main street of the town of Bethel. Bethel rested upon the foot-hills of the Blue Ridge. Above it the mountains were piled to the sky. Far below it the turbid Catawba gleamed yellow along its disconsolate valley. The June day was at its sultriest hour. Bethel dozed in the tepid shade.
A Blackjack Bargainer (Illustrated)
A Blackjack Bargainer