The Four Million
by O. Henry
The Four Million is a collection of 25 O. Henry short stories.
Source: O. Henry, The Four Million (Doubleday, Page & Company; New York: 1906) Henry, O. (1906). The Four Million. Doubleday, Page & Company; New York.
- "Tobin's Palm"
- A palmist's predictions come true.
- "The Gift of The Magi"
- A couple makes personal sacrifices to give each other gifts for Christmas.
- "A Cosmopolite in a Café"
- A tale about world travel.
- "Between Rounds"
- An act of kindness interrupts a couple's violent pastime.
- "The Skylight Room"
- The tale of young woman stricken by poverty and society's shortcomings.
- "A Service of Love"
- A couple unknowingly makes sacrifices for one another.
- "The Coming-Out of Maggie"
- For a young woman, sudden popularity follows an invite to a dance.
- "Man About Town"
- The author's search for a "man about town" yields surprising results.
- "The Cop and the Anthem"
- A vagrant attempts in vain to be arrested.
- "An Adjustment of Nature"
- A young man deceives a rich fellow in order to prevent him from marrying a waitress.
- "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" The Four Million
- A dog despises the masters coddling treatment.
- "The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein"
- A pharmacist conspires to diminish the capacity of a rival suitor.
- "Mammon and the Archer"
- An idealist believes money cannot help him acquire the things he truly desires.
- "Springtime Á La Carte"
- A woman fears she has been forgotten.
- "The Green Door"
- A man's sense of adventure helps a girl in need.
- "From the Cabby's Seat"
- A cab driver's apathy affects every aspect of his life.
- "An Unfinished Story"
- A poor working girl's tale.
- "The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock"
- A Prince in disguise provides assistance to a stranger.
- "Sisters of the Golden Circle"
- One bride helps another.
- "The Romance of a Busy Broker"
- A broker makes a request of his stenographer, having forgot his previous request.
- "After Twenty Years"
- A long planned meeting between old friends has unexpected consequences.
- "Lost on Dress Parade"
- An architect intends to deceive a young woman, unaware of her own deception.
- "By Courier"
- A couple employs the services of a unreliable messenger.
- "The Furnished Room"
- A man rents a room, unaware of the identity of the previous tenant.
- "The Brief Début of Tildy"
- Tildy finally receives the attention she has long desired.
Henry, O. (1906). The Four Million. (Lit2Go ed.). Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/131/the-four-million/
Henry, O.. The Four Million. Lit2Go Edition. 1906. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/131/the-four-million/>. March 23, 2023.
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