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Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Description: Short story about a "professional tramp" in New Orleans.
Date: December 1899
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Georgia's Ruling

Description: Short story about the General Land Office in Austin, Texas. Story was published while O. Henry was in prison in Columbus, Ohio.
Date: June 30, 1900
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Money Maze

Description: A short story set in Central America. This story is said to have served as the literary foundation of "Cabbages and Kings."
Date: May 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Blackjack Bargainer

Description: Short story about a family feud.
Date: August 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Rouge et Noire

Description: A short story about the banana trade in Central America based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s. This is perhaps the first instance of O. Henry's use of the term "banana republic."
Date: December 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Bulger's Friend

Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Flag Paramount

Description: A short story set in Central America and based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s.
Date: January 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Lotos and the Bottle

Description: Short story about a consul for the United States.
Date: January 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Passing of Black Eagle

Description: A short story set in Texas.
Date: March 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Marionettes

Description: Short story about a doctor who leads a double-life as a burglar.
Date: April 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

His Courier

Description: A short story about a boy tasked with delivering a message.
Date: May 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Madame Bo-Peep, of the Ranches

Description: Short story set in Texas.
Date: June 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

An Afternoon Miracle

Description: Short story set along the Texas/Mexico border.
Date: July 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Struggle of the Outliers

Description: A short story about two men fighting over the same woman.
Date: August 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Cactus

Description: Short story about a young bachelor.
Date: October 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Renaissance at Charleroi

Description: Short story about a clerk in New Orleans.
Date: October 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Round the Circle

Description: Short story set in Texas.
Date: October 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Hearts and Hands

Description: Short story about a marshal and a prisoner.
Date: December 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Ghost of Chance

Description: Short story about a ghost.
Date: January 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Roads of Destiny

Description: A short story about a traveling poet.
Date: 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Hygeia at the Solito

Description: Short story set in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: February 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Phonograph and the Graft

Description: Two grifters decide to introduce the phonograph to South America.
Date: February 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

One Dollar's Worth

Description: Short story about a counterfeiting case.
Date: April 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Retrieved Reform

Description: A short story about Jimmy Valentine, a young safe-cracker.
Date: April 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library