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Rolling Stones   By: (1862-1910)

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Author of "The Four Million," "The Voice of the City," "The Trimmed Lamp," "Strictly Business," "Sixes and Sevens," etc.


[Illustration: The last photograph of O. Henry, taken by W. M. Vanderwayde (New York) in 1909]

O. Henry, Afrite Chef of all delight Of all delectables conglomerate That stay the starved brain and rejuvenate The Mental Man! The ├Žsthetic appetite So long enhungered that the "inards" fight And growl gutwise its pangs thou dost abate And all so amiably alleviate, Joy pats his belly as a hobo might Who haply hath obtained a cherry pie With no burnt crust at all, ner any seeds; Nothin' but crisp crust, and the thickness fit. And squashin' juicy, an' jes' mighty nigh Too dratted, drippin' sweet for human needs, But fer the sosh of milk that goes with it.

Written in the character of "Sherrard Plummer" by James Whitcomb Riley


Introduction The Dream A Ruler of Men The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear Helping the Other Fellow The Marionettes The Marquis and Miss Sally A Fog in Santone The Friendly Call A Dinner at Sound and Fury Tictocq Tracked to Doom A Snapshot at the President An Unfinished Christmas Story The Unprofitable Servant Aristocracy Versus Hash The Prisoner of Zembla A Strange Story Fickle Fortune, or How Gladys Hustled An Apology Lord Oakhurst's Curse Bexar Scrip No. 2692 Queries and Answers Poems The Pewee Nothing to Say The Murderer Some Postscripts Two Portraits A Contribution The Old Farm Vanity The Lullaby Boy Chanson de Bohême Hard to Forget Drop a Tear in This Slot Tamales Letters


The Last Photograph of O. Henry (Frontispiece) The Editor's Own Statement of His Aims (Advertisement for The Rolling Stone ) Record of Births and Deaths from the Porter Family Bible O. Henry at the Age of Two The "Hill City Quartet," to Which O. Henry Belonged As a Young Man in Austin O. Henry in Austin, Texas, 1896 Emigrants' Camp (an Early Drawing by O. Henry) "Can the Horse Run?" (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) "Will You Go In?" (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) "Here We Have Kate and John." (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) "Did He Go Up?" (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) "See Tom and the Dog." (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) "See Him Do It." (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone ) Letters That the Boy Will Porter Brought Along from North Carolina to Texas Letter: "A Young Man of Good Moral Character and an A No. 1 Druggist." "The Plunkville Patriot," April 2, 1895 The Rolling Stone , January 26, 1895 A Page from "The Plunkville Patriot" A Front Page of The Rolling Stone A Page from "The Plunkville Patriot" "Dear Me, General, Who Is That Dreadful Man?" (Cartoon) "Well, I Declare, Those Gentlemen Must Be Brothers." (Cartoon) "Oh Papa, What Is That?" (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone , April 27, 1895) Cartoon by O. Henry Cartoon by O. Henry Can He Make the Jump? (Cartoon from The Rolling Stone , October 13, 1894 Page from "The Plunkville Patriot" A Letter to His Daughter Margaret.

THE ROLLING STONE is a weekly paper published in Austin, Texas every Saturday and will endeavor to fill a long felt want that does not appear, by the way, to be altogether in satiable at present... Continue reading book >>

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