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O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

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In 1918 the Society of Arts and Sciences established the O. Henry Memorial Awards to reward the very best short stories published during the previous year with cash prizes. 1921 was a particularly productive year with sterling and brilliantly varied examples of the art of short story writing as are included here. The selection committee struggled to agree on these, but finally, here they are for us to enjoy and record. The length varies but most are sufficiently long for a reader to get their teeth into and enjoy. The stories are listed in a rough order of how they were judged, but all are excellent. Note that one story, 'Martin Gerrity Gets Even' actually had two authors, Courtney Ryley Cooper, and Leo F. Creagan but only one is able to be credited - Summary by Phil Chenevert (12 hr 53 min)

Chapters

The Heart of Little Shikara

1:07:26

Read by Mike Pelton

The Man who Cursed the Lilies

42:27

Read by Jacquerie

The Urge

57:28

Read by Jacquerie

Mummery

38:38

Read by David Hinson

The Victim of His Vision

1:09:13

Read by meridiculous

Martin Gerrity Gets Even

34:40

Read by Fred Sandal

Stranger Things

1:27:39

Read by Jothi Tharavant

Comet

39:27

Read by Jothi Tharavant

Fifty-two Weeks for Florette

57:46

Read by Wendy Almeida

Wild Earth, part 1

38:37

Read by Mike Pelton

Wild Earth, part 2

45:31

Read by Mike Pelton

The Tribute

12:54

Read by Garth Burton

The Get-away

17:41

Read by Graham McMillan

'Aurore'

36:21

Read by Michele Fry

Mr. Downey Sits Down

36:28

Read by Jacquerie

The Marriage in Kairwan

43:07

Read by Graham McMillan

Grit

48:17

Read by Mike Pelton