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Welcome to 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales Audio Podcast!  This is a hand-picked collection of favorites from writers like Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. I narrate the stories and often add background music and sound effects to bring the stories to life. These are suitable for the entire family, enjoyed by all ages and levels of literary experience, and often make great discussion starters for students who are just getting exposed to literature. 

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Sep 8, 2016

American short story writer O.Henry is best known for his wit, his wordplay, his warm characterizations that bring people to life, and his surprise endings. In this short story you'll find them all as the man who came in second wonders where he went wrong as he attends the wedding of the woman he had recently loved...and lost. We join him in his apartment in the hours after the wedding talking to the brother of the bride and wondering just what he had done to fall out of favor with her. The cactus which she had asked to be delivered to his room in the days prior to the wedding holds the clue.

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