Real-life experiences in exotic Honduras inspired the great O. Henry to write Cabbages and Kings, his only novel. A fictional South American town is the setting for this series of glimpses into turn-of-the-century life south of the equator. A band of outcasts forms their own community in a small town. Together, they face life’s ups and downs in their unsteady new home, often coming to terms with cultural differences through hilarious encounters with one another. This wild and wooly adventure is marked by Henry’s trademark wit and humor throughout. Cabbages and Kings will be an unusual treat for fans of this classic American writer.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
They will tell you in Anchuria, that President Miraflores, of that volatile republic, died by his own hand in the coast town of Coralio; that he had reached thus far in flight from the inconveniences of an imminent revolution; and that one hundred thousand dollars, government funds, which he ...Back to top