The twist, when it comes, makes O. Henry look like a hopeless pansy.
It was a simple and appealing narrative worthy of comparison to the writings of Greensboro, N.C.'s native son, O. Henry.
Many recall Maupassant or O. Henry in the way they conclude with an old-fashioned twist or epiphany.
It is interesting to trace the course of the short story from Kipling to O. Henry.
Several arrests were made, and O. Henry was called to stand trial with others.
The South rounds its periods like its vowels; O. Henry has read, not widely, but wisely, in his boyhood.
And, indeed, in the matter of years O. Henry might very well be living now.
In his plots, O. Henry is romantic; in his settings he is a realist.
But why hadn't O. Henry emphasized its beauty, instead of its squalor?
Is there not an excellent O. Henry sort of story in this piquant city situation?
"person who carries," late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French portour, Old French porteor "porter, bearer; reporter" (12c.), from Late Latin portatorem (nominative portator) "carrier, one who carries," from past participle stem of Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).
"doorkeeper, janitor," mid-13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French portour, Old French portier "gatekeeper" (12c.), from Late Latin portarius "gatekeeper," from Latin porta "gate" (see port (n.2)).
type of dark beer, 1734, short for porter's ale (1721), from porter (n.1), because the beer was made for or preferred by porters and other laborers, being cheap and strong.
masc. proper name, from French Henri, from Late Latin Henricus, from German Heinrich, from Old High German Heimerich, literally "the ruler of the house," from heim "home" + rihhi "ruler." One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.
henry hen·ry (hěn'rē)
n. pl. hen·rys or hen·ries (-rēz)
The unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second.
Porter Por·ter (pôr'tər), Rodney Robert. Born 1917.
British biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for his research on the chemical structure and nature of antibodies.
A SI derived unit of electrical inductance, especially of transformers and inductance coils. A current changing at the rate of one ampere per second in a circuit with an inductance of one henry induces an electromotive force of one volt.
a gate-keeper (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10; 1 Chr. 9:21; 2 Chr. 8:14). Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David (1 Chr. 23:5), who were arranged according to their families (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple. They were sometimes employed as musicians (1 Chr. 15:18).