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The Four Million (1906)
by O. Henry
32346The Four Million1906O. Henry





Author of

Cabbages and Kings,’’ Etc.


Publishers New York

Acknowledgment is made to The New York World, The Smart Set, and McClure’s Magazine for permission to republish these stories

Copyright, 1906, by Doubleday, Page & Co.

Published April, 1906

Copyright, 1905, by Press Publishing Company
Copyright, 1903–1905, by S. S. McClure Company
Copyright, 1902, by Ess Ess Publishing Company

Not very lony ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “Four Hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen—the census taker—and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the “Four Million.”


Tobin’s Palm 3
The Gift of the Magi 16
A Cosmopolite in a Café 26
Between Rounds 36
The Skylight Room 47
A Service of Love 58
The Coming-Out of Maggie 68
Man About Town 81
The Cop and the Anthem 89
An Adjustment of Nature 100
Memoirs of a Yellow Dog 109
The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein 118
Mammon and the Archer 127
Springtime à la Carte 139
The Green Door 150
From the Cabby’s Seat 164
An Unfinished Story 173
The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock 185
Sisters of the Golden Circle 196
The Romance of a Busy Broker 207
After Twenty Years 214
Lost on Dress Parade 221
By Courier 232
The Furnished Room 239
The Brief Début of Tildy 251


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