This collection of O. Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the uniqueness and sheer variety of one of the best and widely popular short story writers that America has produced. Though O. Henry was frequently thought of as a funny writer, he did address the darker side of life in some of his short stories. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he had a genuine sympathy for the downtrodden and oppressed. This part includes "The Last Leaf, Hostages to Momus, Strictly Business, A Municipal Report and some of his other popular stories. An engrossing book for the readers of American Classic literature.