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How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated Sixes and Sevens by O. Henry Sixes and Sevens is a collection of many stories, namely, The Last of the Troubadours, The Sleuths, Witches' Loaves, The Pride of the Cities, Holding up a Train, Ulysses and the Dogman, The Champion of the Weather, Makes the Whole World Kin, At Arms with Morpheus, The Ghost of a Chance, Jimmie Payes and Muriel, The Door of Unrest, The Duplicity of Hargraves, Let Me Feel Your Pulse, October and June, The Church with an Overshoot Wheel, New York by Campfire Light, The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes, The Lady Higher Up, The Greater Coney, Law and Order, Transformation of Martin Burney, The Caliph and the Cad, The Diamond of Kali & The Day We Celebrate. Fans of classic short fiction will relish this collection of gems from one of the unquestioned masters of the form, O. Henry. From a down-on-his-luck troubadour to a talking statue, Sixes and Sevens is populated by a cast of quirky, endearing characters that only O. Henry could conjure, not to mention plenty of the author's trademark plot twists and surprise endings. It's a must-read for anyone in need for a dose of entertaining, worthwhile writing.
This carefully edited ebook is a hand-picked collection of world's most admired Westerns in one volume: Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey) The Rainbow Trail The Spirit of the Border The Untamed (Max Brand) The Night Horseman The Seventh Man The Virginian (Owen Wister) The Last of the Mohicans (James F. Cooper) The Prairie Chip, of the Flying U (B. M. Bower) The Flying U Ranch The Flying U's Last Stand Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Series (Robert E. Howard) The Last of the Plainsmen (Zane Grey) The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte) The Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) The Gold Hunters The Border Legion The Country Beyond (Curwood) The Lone Star Ranger (Grey) Riders of the Silences (Brand) The Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang (London) The Lure of the Dim Trails (Bower) The Luck of Roaring Camp (Harte) The Rustlers of Pecos County (Grey) O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Roughing It (Mark Twain) The Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) The Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Law of the Land (Emerson Hough) The Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) The Valley of Silent Men (James Oliver Curwood) "Drag” Harlan (Charles Alden Seltzer) Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) The Outlet (Andy Adams) Reed Anthony, Cowman A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) The Boss of the Lazy Y (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Golden Dream (R.M. Ballantyne) The Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) The Long Shadow (B. M. Bower) The Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) The Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) The Way of an Indian (Frederic Remington) The Bridge of the Gods (Frederic Homer Balch) Where the Trail Divides (Will Lillibridge) The Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (Stephen Crane) That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan) The Long Dim Trail (Forrestine C. Hooker) Hidden Water (Dane Coolidge) A Voice in the Wilderness (Grace Livingston Hill) ...
The Classic American Short Story Megapack (Volume 1) assembles 34 of the greatest stories ever written by American authors -- including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Jack London, and Stephen Crane. Includes multiple stories per author, their most famous short works, along with biographical notes.

Complete contents:

YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE GREAT STONE FACE, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ETHAN BRAND, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
RIP VAN WINKLE, by Washington Irving
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF by James Fenimore Cooper
THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce
AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK, by Ambrose Bierce
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PREMATURE BURIAL, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, by Bret Harte
THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, by Bret Hartev HANDS, by Sherwood Anderson
I’M A FOOL, by Sherwood Anderson
THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by Mark Twain
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. Henry
THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF, by O. Henry
THE COP AND THE ANTHEM, by O. Henry
A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, by O. Henry
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry
TO BUILD A FIRE, by Jack London
AN ODYSSEY OF THE NORTH, by Jack London
LOVE OF LIFE, by Jack London
THE HEATHEN, by Jack London
THE PEARLS OF PARLAY, by Jack London
THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY, by Stephen Crane
THE MONSTER, by Stephen Crane
THE BLUE HOTEL, by Stephen Crane

And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for Megapack to see the other great entries in this series -- covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, children's literature, and much, much more!

America’s master of the short story has entertained readers for over a hundred years. This eBook offers you the unique opportunity of exploring O. Henry’s work in a manner never before possible in digital print. The edition includes every O. Henry short story collection, with poems and letters and other bonus texts.

* ALL the short story collections and each with their own contents table
* overall contents tables for the short stories – both alphabetical and chronological – find that special story quickly and easily!
* rare short story collections like O HENRYANA and THE TWO WOMEN – often missed out of collections
* includes O. Henry’s poetry and letters
* EVEN includes the enigmatic LETTERS TO LITHOPOLIS FROM O. HENRY TO MABEL WAGNALLS, available in no other collection
* includes the BONUS text of C. Alphonso Smith’s famous biography – explore O. Henry’s interesting life!
* ALSO includes the story collection MY TUSSLE WITH THE DEVIL by O. Henry’s Ghost for your enjoyment
* images relating to O. Henry’s life, works, places and film adaptations
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around O. Henry’s works

CONTENTS:

The Short Story Collections
CABBAGES AND KINGS
THE FOUR MILLION
THE TRIMMED LAMP
HEART OF THE WEST
THE VOICE OF THE CITY
ROADS OF DESTINY
OPTIONS
STRICTLY BUSINESS
WHIRLIGIGS
THE TWO WOMEN
SIXES AND SEVENS
THE GENTLE GRAFTER
ROLLING STONES
WAIFS AND STRAYS
O HENRYANA
MY TUSSLE WITH THE DEVIL BY O. HENRY’S GHOST

The Short Stories
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS

The Letters
LIST OF LETTERS
LETTERS TO LITHOPOLIS FROM O. HENRY TO MABEL WAGNALLS

The Biography
O. HENRY BIOGRAPHY BY C. ALPHONSO SMITH
This collection of world's greatest western novels and stories include rip roarin' cowboy adventures, tales of the famous outcasts, the heroes of the Wild West, conniving villains and intriguing sagas: Introduction Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Trail Horde Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Hidden Water…
The third in the Modern Library's series of original compilations, The Raven and the Monkey's Paw is a collection of classic tales and poems to engage our fear-seeking senses. The beauty of these stories and poems lies in their readability: ideal for sharing aloud around the campfire or for a quick, thrilling dip . . . under the covers with a flashlight. The writing itself sends as many awe-inspired shivers down the spine as do the ghosts and goblins on these pages.

Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the horror story and the chiming lyric poem, opens the volume with his best-loved stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Premature Burial," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Berenice," and "Ligeia." Every bit as chilling now as on the day they were written, these tales retain their power to stir the reader again and again. Poe, who was as well known for his poems as for his stories, is also represented by such verse standards as "The Raven," "Lenore," "To Helen," "Ulalume," and "Annabel Lee," among others.

Numerous other practitioners of the supernatural story are included: Edith Wharton, with her gripping "Afterward"; Charles Dickens and his famed ghost story "The Signalman"; W. W. Jacobs, with this compilation's inspiration, "The Monkey's Paw." Also here are Saki's engrossing "Sredni Vashtar"; O. Henry's story of love lost and hopes dashed, "The Furnished Room"; Wilkie Collins's lively "A Terribly Strange Bed"; and "The Boarded Window," Ambrose Bierce's tale of the bizarre.

A year-round collection for reading aloud—and frightening your friends—The Raven and the Monkey's Paw will gratify all manner of thrill-seekers.
Sure, you can root for Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan or Hugh Drummond. But I'll take a good old-fashioned rogue over the lot of 'em any day. Boston Blackie, A.J. Raffles, the Lone Wolf, Thubway Tham, Mr. Clackworthy, Arsene Lupin -- they all hold a curious fascination, dabbling as they do in crime and punishment! So take a walk on the seamy side of the Victorian era. (And yes, we are cheating with the dates a little bit. But we wanted to include a few latter-day rogues whose adventures are in the spirit of their Victorian compatriots.) All told, it's more than 1,900 pages of great reading!

Included are:

The Adventures of Colonel Clay, by Grant Allen

THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER
THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER
THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE
THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME
THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR
THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL
THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE
THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX
THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER
THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY

THE COUNT'S CHAUFFEUR, by William Le Queux
BOSTON BLACKIE, by Jack Boyle
THE CHAIR OF PHILANTHROMATHEMATICS, by O. Henry
THUBWAY THAM, by Johnston McCulley
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLAR, by Maurice Leblanc
THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
ALIAS THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
A ROGUE'S LIFE, by Wilkie Collins
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND SWAG, by Robert Barr
JEFF PETERS AS A PERSONAL MAGNET, by O. Henry
THE ASSASSINS' CLUB, by Gelett Burgess
MR. CLACKWORTHY TELLS THE TRUTH, by Christopher B. Booth
THE CLUE OF THE SILVER SPOONS, by Robert Barr
JEM BINNEY AND THE SAFE AT LOCKWOOD HALL, by William Hope Hodgson
A COSTUME PIECE, by E.W. Hornung
CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve

If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 170+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas to you all! This festive season, we are playing the Santa, and offering you our own Christmas basket of holiday goodies: the greatest Christmas novels and magical Christmas Tales: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) A Merry Christmas (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Andersen) The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) The Elves and the Shoemaker (Brothers Grimm) Mother Holle (Brothers Grimm) A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Shepherds and the Angels (Bible) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) A Russian Christmas Party (Leo Tolstoy) Vanka (Anton Chekhov) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Chimes (Charles Dickens) The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood (Robinson Perrault) The Blue Bird (Madame d'Aulnoy) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express (William Dean Howells) The Pumpkin Glory (William Dean Howells) Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (Edward Everett Hale) A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Clement Moore) Christmas - A Story (Zona Gale) The Story of the Other Wise Man (Henry van Dyke) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Christmas Roses (Anne Douglas Sedgwick)....
01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo Tolstoy - A Letter to a Hindu 18. Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 19. Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Kubla Khan 20. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Camel's Back 21. Bram Stoker - The Judge's House 22. Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching 23. Plato - The Allegory of the Cave 24. Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince 25. Oscar Wilde - The Nightingale and the Rose 26. William Blake - Songs of Innocence 27. Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty 28. H.G. Wells - The Magic Shop 29. Saki - The Music on the Hill 30. Herman Melville - Bartleby the scrivener 31. Mark Twain - The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 32. Clement Clarke Moore - Twas the Night Before Christmas 33. Bret Harte - The Luck of Roaring Camp 34. O.Henry - The Caballero's Way 35. T.S. Eliot - The Love Song of J. Alfred Profrock 36. Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment? 37. Jack London - To Build a Fire 38. Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher 39. Henry Ford - The Terror of the Machine 40. G.K. Chesterton - The Blue Cross 41. Charles Perrault - Cinderella 42. Anton Chekhov - Difficult People 43. D.H. Lawrence - The Prussian Officer 44. Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Dream of A Ridiculous Man 45. Franz Kafka - The Judgement 46. James Joyce - The Dead 47. Saki - The Unrest Cure 48. John Muir - Steep Trails 49. Anton Chekhov - Lady with a Dog 50. Anton Chekhov - The Wife

"The Caballero's Way" is a short story by the American author William Sydney Porter, who wrote under the pseudonym of O. Henry. It was first published in the July 1907 issue of Everybody's Magazine and was collected in the anthology The Heart of the West later the same year.

The story introduces the Cisco Kid, a fast-shooting caballero who murders for sport. Lieutenant Sandridge, a ranger who is after the outlaw, goes to see Tonia, the beautiful girlfriend of the Kid. They fall in love, and Tonia begs Sandridge to kill the Kid in order to ensure their safety. Unbeknownst to the lovers, the Kid overhears their plan. Although a ruthless killer, the Cisco Kid is proud of being a gentleman who knows how to treat a lady. Since it would be against his code of behavior to lay a hand on a woman, he hatches an appropriate counterplan to deal with the situation.

A silent film adaptation of the story was released on April 1, 1914, in the United States. The first sound Western film In Old Arizona (1929) was loosely based on "The Cabellero's Way." The movie, which was nominated for five Academy Awards, portrayed the Cisco Kid as a likeable and charming bandit. The success of In Old Arizona led to more films and also to radio and TV series. The Hollywood version of the Cisco Kid, known as "the Robin Hood of the Old West," became an American pop culture hero. The character has also starred in comics.

Among the most significant works O. Henry: "The Duplicity of Hargraves", "A Retrieved Reformation", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Gift of the Magi", "The Skylight Room", "After Twenty Years", "Conscience in Art", "The Ransom Of Red Chief", "The Last Leaf", "The Third Ingredient", "Makes the Whole World Kin".

Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers. Irving's incredible and amusing tale of the archetypal "Rip Van Winkle" relates the story of a man who slept through history. Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" tells of a young soldier who must struggle with his conscience no matter what the consequences. "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is Mark Twain's hilarious story of a contest to end all contests in the rowdy days of the Forty-Niners. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Man of the Crowd" tells of one man's strange fascination with another. "The Ransom of Red Chief" is another of O. Henry's tales of a kidnapping that goes horribly, horribly, wrong. "Miss Tempy's Watchers", by Sarah Orne Jewett, speaks of the power of friendship. Kate Chopin's lovely "Desiree's Baby" tells the poignant story of one woman's search for her past. Jack London's acclaimed The Call of the Wild is a thrilling adventure of nature and survival. Edith Wharton pens a chilling ghost story in the atmospheric "The Eyes." And "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is F. Scott Fitzgerald's wry and amusing tale of a young lady's struggle for social success.

"Rip Van Winkle"
by Washington Irving,
narrated by George Vafiadis

"The Man of the Crowd"
by Edgar Allan Poe,
narrated by Ralph Cosham

"The Red Badge of Courage"
by Stephen Crane,
narrated by Sean Pratt

"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
by Mark Twain,
narrated by Thomas Becker

"The Ransom of Red Chief"
by O'Henry,
narrated by Michael Hanson

"The Call of the Wild"
by Jack London,
narrated by Michael Kramer

"Desiree's Baby"
by Kate Chopin,
narrated by Jacquilin Kinlow

"Miss Tempy's Watchers"
by Sarah Orne Jewett,
narrated by Tana Hickens

"The Eyes"
by Edith Wharton,
narrated by Ralph Cosham

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair"
by F. Scott Fitzgerald,
narrated by Kimberly Schraf
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