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O. Henry (1862—1910), born William Sidney Porter, in Greensboro, North Carolina. When he was a young man,
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O. Henry moved to Texas and worked on a ranch for three years. Later, he moved to Houston, worked for a newspaper
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for a year, then bought a newspaper of his own in Austin, Texas for $250. He was not pleased with his newspaper's title;
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so he renamed it The Rolling Stone. For a while, he did the writing and even the illustrations, but couldn't keep it up. The
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Rolling Stone apparently gathered moss and failed.
He was a master of the short story . He was an American story writer whose real name was William Sydney Porter..
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Johnsy and Sue are artists who move into Greenwich Village in New York City.As winter approaches and the weather gets colder, Johnsy becomes ill with pneumonia. She gets so sick that she believes that when the last leaf falls from the vine outside her window , she will die. An old artist , named Behrman , who lives in the same building as the girls, braves a storm one night to paint a leaf on the wall – a leaf that will never fall.Cold and wet from painting in the icy rain , he catches pneumonia and dies. This gives Johnsy the hope to survive her illness , and it also creates the masterpiece Behrman had always dreamed of painting . Summary | Living in early 20th century Greenwich Village are two young women artists, Sue and Johnsy (familiar for Joanna). They met in May, six months previously, and decided to share a studio apartment. Stalking their artist colony in November is "Mr. Pneumonia." The story begins as Johnsy, near death from…...

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