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The Ransom of Red Chief

by O. Henry

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Two men kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return.
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Two men kidnap a wealthy man’s little boy for ransom. But things don’t turn out as well as they expected it too.

A very funny short story! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  SandraLynne | Aug 23, 2020 |
It was a good enjoyable story, but I would not put it at par with other O'Henry books I've read. The ending was predictable, which to me was the main downfall of this short story. This story, unlike other O'Henry stories failed to surprise me with the ending. But it was still an enjoyable ,humorous read. ( )
  manogna_thumukunta | Jun 4, 2020 |
Johnny turns out be a surprise package for the two men who kidnapped him, and he didn’t even come gift-wrapped. When the two bad guys make an offer they thought Johnny’s father couldn’t refuse, they discover the tables have been turned. For those who think being captive with someone else’s kid or maybe even their own is a challenge, then they haven’t read this tale, and they don’t know what a real challenge a kid can be. It’s a great story from beginning to end. ( )
  Maydacat | May 30, 2020 |
Love it as much now as I did when I first read it about 40 odd years ago. ( )
  REINADECOPIAYPEGA | Jan 11, 2018 |
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