BROOK FOREST VOICES

THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

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First published in The Saturday Evening Post, The Ransom of Red Chief is a humorous short story written in 1910 by O. Henry. It recounts the tale of a pair of con men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a prominent Alabama citizen’s son. Immediately they find themselves at the mercy of a particularly spoiled and clever boy who begins driving them mad,The ironic twist ending remains the story’s most enduring feature.

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