Written by famed author O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) in 1910, these are 25 more short stories of the Four Million, including the titled story „Strictly Business”, „The Thing’s the Play,” „The Call of the Tame,” „Psyche and the Pskyscraper” and others. This collection of short stories brings together a motley cast of characters from all walks of life – stage actors, blackmailers, soldiers, waitresses, and average citizens – and adds in an array of unexpected plot twists and other surprises. O. Henry uses powerful language, themes speaking of the social classes in New York during this era, and often vivid imagery. The setting of the early 1900’s New York provides an interesting backdrop for the stories. Overall, O. Henry’s work is fascinating and provides quick relief from stresses in everyday life. For fans of short fiction, it doesn’t get much better than this.