History Creator / OHenry

20th Apr '15 3:57:04 PM Chariset
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[[caption-width-right:278:As his mustache demonstrates, he liked twist endings.]]

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[[caption-width-right:278:As [[caption-width-right:278:Clearly a man who likes his mustache demonstrates, he liked twist endings.]]



* TrickTwist

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* TrickTwistTwistEnding
9th Dec '14 6:51:52 AM PaulA
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* AllJustADream: ''The Roads We Take'', although it is more a case of IronicEcho.



* FlashSideways: "The Roads We Take" starts as the story of a ruthless criminal who wonders what his life would have been like if he hadn't come West -- then he wakes up, and from then on it's the story of a ruthless businessman who dreamed about what his life would have been like if he hadn't come East.



* MeaningfulEcho: In "The Roads We Take", the paragraph about Dodson revealing his true nature is repeated word for word when the other Dodson turns out to be not so different.



* TitleDrop: In "The Roads We Take", the protagonist wonders if he'd have turned out a different man if he'd made a key choice differently, and his colleague says "I reckon you'd have ended up about the same... It ain't the roads we take; it's what's inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do." The end of the story bears him out.



* TrainJob: ''The Roads We Take''.

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* TrainJob: ''The "The Roads We Take''.Take" opens with a trio of Wild West desperados hijacking a train when it stops to take on water.
8th Dec '14 8:35:03 AM allium
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* BalloonBelly: Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen":

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* BalloonBelly: Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen":Gentlemen", after [[spoiler:he guilt-trips himself into eating two huge Thanksgiving dinners in immediate succession provided by mutually unaware benefactors]]:
8th Dec '14 8:31:14 AM allium
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* BalloonBelly: Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen":
---> "Around the first corner Stuffy turned, and stood for one minute. Then he seemed to puff out his rags as an owl puffs out his feathers, and fell to the sidewalk like a sunstricken horse."
21st Jul '14 12:37:27 AM allium
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* DownerEnding: Occasionally, for example in ''The Furnished Room''.

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* DownerEnding: Occasionally, for example in ''The Furnished Room''.Room'' and ''The Last of the Troubadours''.
21st Jul '14 12:36:28 AM allium
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''The Last of the Troubadours''.
3rd May '14 3:06:14 AM SilverDragon
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For some inexplicable reason, he is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff most popular in the former USSR republics]], where phrases such as "Bolivar cannot carry double" have become stock quotes.

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For some inexplicable reason, he reason--at least partially having to do with two [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptations]], which are quite good--he is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff most popular in the former USSR republics]], where phrases such as "Bolivar cannot carry double" have become stock quotes.
23rd Dec '13 5:59:39 PM Chariset
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[[caption-width-right:278:He liked twist endings in his stories and his mustache]]

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[[caption-width-right:278:He [[caption-width-right:278:As his mustache demonstrates, he liked twist endings in his stories and his mustache]]
endings.]]



* LetOffByTheDetective: ''A Retrieved Reformation''.



* MockMillionaire: "Transients In Arcadia"; "The Policeman O'Roon"

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* MockMillionaire: "Transients ''Transients In Arcadia"; "The Arcadia''; ''The Policeman O'Roon"O'Roon''



* VillainProtagonist: Because O. Henry spent time in jail, many of his stories, like ''The Ransom of Red Chief'', focus on (relatively low-time) criminals.
* WildWest: Another popular setting. Is usually limited to Texas ranches.

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* VillainProtagonist: Because O. Henry spent time in jail, many of his stories, like ''The Ransom of Red Chief'', focus on (relatively low-time) (relatively) petty criminals.
* WildWest: Another popular setting. Is setting; usually limited to Texas ranches.
14th Jul '13 5:43:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* TomatoSurprise: "After Twenty Years" has the revelation that [[spoiler:the main guy is an infamous criminal.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: "After ''After Twenty Years" Years'' has the revelation that [[spoiler:the main guy character is an infamous criminal.]]
14th Jul '13 5:43:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* TomatoSurprise: "After Twenty Years" has the revelation that [[spoiler:the main guy is an infamous criminal.]]
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