Cabbages and Kings

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Author: O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,246 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 6,538
mnybks.net#: 3455
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Proem -- "Fox-in-the-Morning" -- The Lotus and the Bottle -- Smith -- Caught -- Cupid's Exile Number Two -- The Phonograph and the Graft -- Money Maze -- The Admiral -- The Flag Paramount -- The Shamrock and the Palm -- The Remnants of the Code -- Shoes -- Ships -- Masters of Arts -- Dicky -- Rouge et Noir -- Two Recalls -- The Vitagraphoscope

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ut dialect. Sure, now that the Western Union indorses it, it won't be long till a race of people will spring up that speaks it."

"You're running too much to philology, Billy," said Goodwin. "Do you make out the meaning of it?"

"Sure," replied the philosopher of Fortune. "All languages come easy to the man who must know 'em. I've even failed to misunderstand an order to evacuate in classical Chinese when it was backed up by the muzzle of a breech-loader. This little literary essay I hold in my hands means a game of Fox-in-the-Morning. Ever play that, Frank, when you was a kid?"

"I think so," said Goodwin, laughing. "You join hands all 'round, and--"

"You do not," interrupted Keogh. "You've got a fine sporting game mixed up in your head with 'All Around the Rosebush.' The spirit of 'Fox-in-the-Morning' is opposed to the holding of hands. I'll tell you how it's played. This president man and his companion in play, they stand up over in San Mateo, ready for the run, and shout: "Fox-in-

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.05.29
AK
*****

Great book by O. Henry. The stories seem so random at first, but later the pattern appears, and by the final chapter all loose ends are tied up beautifully--- and convincingly. There is an unexpected love angle in the book; quite appreciated it.


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