The Four Million

O. Henry

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The Four Million is a collection of twenty-five short stories by American writer O. Henry. It was the author's second collection and includes some of his best known works such as The Gift of the Magi, and The Cop and the Anthem. The title of the book refers to the population of New York when the book was first published in 1906. The stories included here are: Tobin’s Palm; The Gift Of The Magi (the story of a young husband and wife and the challenges of buying Christmas gifts with very little money); A Cosmopolite In A Café; Between Rounds; The Skylight Room (the story of Miss Lesson the hard times she faces whilst staying in a boarding house); A Service Of Love; The Coming-Out Of Maggie; Man About Town; The Cop And The Anthem (the story of 'Soapy', a homeless man living in New York); An Adjustment Of Nature; Memoirs Of A Yellow Dog; The Love-Philtre Of Ikey Schoenstein; Mammon And The Archer; Springtime À La Carte; The Green Door; From The Cabby’s Seat; An Unfinished Story; The Caliph, Cupid And The Clock; Sisters Of The Golden Circle; The Romance Of A Busy Broker; After Twenty Years (the story of Jimmy Wells and Bob, two childhood friends who agree to meet in twenty years); Lost On Dress Parade; By Courier; The Furnished Room; and, The Brief Début Of Tildy.

This book has 52,181 words, 97 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1906.

Production notes: This ebook of The Four Million was published by Global Grey on the 24th January 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Hudson River Waterfront, N.Y.C' by Colin Campbell Cooper.

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