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The Ransom of Red Chief

“The Ransom of Red Chief” is the O. Henry short story that continues to entertain both young and older readers.
-Accelerated Reader AR Quiz No. 7937 EN Fiction IL: UG - BL: 6.4 - AR Pts: 1.0
-The language of a hundred years ago has been extensively modernized
-End notes, interpretation, and discussion of major themes follow the text
-Biographical information on O. Henry included
-Every effort has been made to keep the story as close to the original as possible
-Modern readers will better understand and appreciate a truly amusing short story
For more short stories in easy to understand modern English search for “George Lakon” and “Simplified for Modern Readers.”

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