William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings.
Among his more famous works are The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Cop and the Anthem, and The Caballero’s Way.
“Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.”
“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”
“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.”
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