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More Stories of the Four Million

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Author: O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,693 / 205 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,300
mnybks.net#: 3465
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ord and charged to the old man's account. She first showed you a deliciously dewy and ginghamy country girl with a basket of property daisies who informed you ingenuously that there were other things to be learned at the old log school-house besides cipherin' and nouns, especially "When the Teach-er Kept Me in." Vanishing, with a quick flirt of gingham apron-strings, she reappeared in considerably less than a "trice" as a fluffy "Parisienne"--so near does Art bring the old red mill to the Moulin Rouge. And then--

But you know the rest. And so did Bob Hart; but he saw somebody else. he thought he saw that Cherry was the only professional on the short order stage that he had seen who seemed exactly to fit the part of "Helen Grimes" in the sketch he had written and kept tucked away in the tray of his trunk. Of course Bob Hart, as well as every other normal actor, grocer, newspaper man, professor, curb broker, and farmer, has a play tucked away somewhere. They tuck 'em in trays of trunks,

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