O. Henry, the pen identify of William Sydney Porter, is among the most famed brief tale writers of all instances whose tales are identified for his or her wit, wordplay, hot characterization and shrewdpermanent twist endings. O. Henry is so stated as an exceptional brief tale author that his pen identify is linked to a prestigious American award given to brief tales of remarkable advantage. incorporated during this number of "The reward of the Magi and different brief tales" is the name tale which describes the struggles of a terrible younger married couple as they try to secretly purchase one another Christmas presents. additionally incorporated during this assortment are the next tales: "The Cop and the Anthem", "Springtime À los angeles Carte", "The eco-friendly Door", "After Twenty Years", "The provided Room", "The Pimienta Pancakes", "The final Leaf", "The Voice of The City", "While the automobile Waits", "A Retrieved Reformation", "A Municipal Report", "A Newspaper Story", "The Ransom of pink Chief", "A Ghost of a Chance", and "Makes the full global Kin".
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