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Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million

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O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that was first published in 1908. The setting is New York City in the first decade of the 1900’s (the Four Million in the subtitle is a reference to the population of the city at that time as well as to the title of an earlier collection of his short stories). You will meet a wide variety of characters from all walks of life who are trying to make a living via honest (and sometimes dishonest) means. Personal interactions and business transactions abound, but sometimes there is a twist. But don’t take it personally if you get fooled, after all it is Strictly Business. - Summary by Warren Kati (8 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Strictly Business

31:25

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The Gold that Glittered

22:15

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Babes in the Jungle

14:53

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The Day Resurgent

17:23

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The Fifth Wheel

30:03

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The Poet and the Peasant

16:12

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The Robe of Peace

12:40

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The Girl and the Graft

15:41

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The Call of the Tame

14:40

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The Unknown Quantity

15:28

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The Thing's the Play

20:50

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A Ramble in Aphasia

30:22

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A Municipal Report

44:38

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Psyche and the Pskyscraper

18:06

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A Bird of Baghdad

19:31

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Compliments of the Season

27:11

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A Night in New Arabia

36:44

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The Girl and the Habit

15:22

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Proof of the Pudding

24:27

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Past One at Rooney's

34:44

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The Venturers

33:01

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The Duel

14:17

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"What You Want"

15:03

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