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September 2nd, 2016
Episode 139 of 164 episodes
Two classic stories from one of America’s greatest short story writers. O. Henry, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Many, many thanks to all of our Classic Tales Podcast Financial Supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. Today’s stories comes from O. Henry’s seminal collection of short stories about New York City: The Four Million. Both of these stories, Twenty Years Later, and Mammon and the Archer are widely anthologized. Today they are placed together, because I felt that they demonstrate the same truth: It’s great to be in the right. But the true test of greatness is in the use of prudence. And now, Twenty Years Later, and Mammon and the Archer, by O. Henry