O. Henry Gets Sprung

O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)

Writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) is released from prison in Austin, Texas, on this date in 1901. He had been convicted of embezzling funds from the bank where he worked. He published 14 stories under various pseudonyms while he was in prison; the most popular alias, “0. Henry,” stuck. His stories include “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Ransom of Red Chief,” and “The Last Leaf.”

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