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Rolling Stones

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Author: O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,079 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,402
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HARD TO FORGET 243

DROP A TEAR IN THIS SLOT 245

TAMALES 246

SOME LETTERS 251


INTRODUCTION

This the twelfth and final volume of O. Henry's work gets its title from an early newspaper venture of which he was the head and front. On April 28, 1894, there appeared in Austin, Texas, volume 1, number 3, of The Rolling Stone, with a circulation greatly in excess of that of the only two numbers that had gone before. Apparently the business office was encouraged. The first two issues of one thousand copies each had been bought up. Of the third an edition of six thousand was published and distributed FREE, so that the business men of Austin, Texas, might know what a good medium was at hand for their advertising. The editor and proprietor and illustrator of The Rolling Stone was Will Porter, incidentally Paying and Receiving Teller in Major Brackenridge's bank.

Perhaps the most characteristic feature of the paper was

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