A collection of ten short stories reflecting various aspects of American life at the turn of the nineteenth century.
O.Henry's Christmas classic, and other stories with artful twists, in an amazing Scholastic Classics edition introduced by award-winning author Pam Munoz RyanA young woman makes a drastic decision -- and her husband has a Christmas surprise in return. A dying girl attaches her fate to that of a leaf. A writer sobs at the sight of a menu. A detective tracks a theif to an unexpected hideout. An unforgettable collection from a master of the short story -- where the ending is never what you expect.