Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Be sure to let me know if Friday, Jan 27 will work for you.

Here is a list of stories you should read before we meet:(*indicates my favorites)

*The Gift of the Magi (classic Christmas tale later made into a full-length movie with Marie Osmond)
*The Ransom of Red Chief (great bratty kid story)
*The Last Leaf (touching tale of empathy & sacrifice)
The Clarion Call (choices about loyaty)
The Cop & The Anthem (vagrant tries to get arrested)
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen ((unexpected consequences)\
*One Dollar's Worth (images of strong women; creative solutions to protect those we love)
*Hearts & Hands (short - but I had to read it twice to "get" it!)
*Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking (a small act of kindness makes a big difference)
A Chapparal Christmas Gift (a good heart makes a difference)
Christmas by Injunction (an attempt at doing good ends oddly but well)
The Pimienta Pancakes (all's fair in love & war)
An Adjustment of Nature (all's fair in love. A bit hard to read, but great plays on words & cute ending)
A Retrieved Reformation (can people change?)
The Reformation of Calliope (the power of a mother)
The Theory & The Hound (odd, but worth discussing the "theory")

*And for those of you who want a challenge: *"Hygeia at the Solito" (this one is longer & hard to understand - uses references from the turn of the century that we aren't familiar with - but it has TWO great twists & a nice message). Email me if you need some guidance on this one!

Email me if you are reading on an e-reader and can't find some of the stories. I can tell you what book they were published in & help you find them in your e-reader table of contents. All of the stories are also available online @ http://www.squidoo.com/ohenrystories

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