LitReading - Classic Short Stories

The Cactus by O. Henry

Episode Summary

Pride does seem to go before a fall… In this very short story a young man’s life unravels thanks to a small vanity-induced dissimulation.

Episode Notes

Very few know the name William Sydney Porter, but many have delighted in the short stories penned under his pseudonym O. Henry. Between 1902 and his death in 1910, O. Henry wrote 361 short stories, including The Cactus, published in 1909.