The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
 
 
 
 
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories

The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories - This collection of short stories by O. Henry gives the reader a wonderful selection of characters from the United States of 100 years ago. The classic short story The Gift of the Magi is the most famous of O. Henry's stories, but the stories that follow in this collection give the reader a deeper and richer sample of O. Henry's storytelling. This collection of short stories gives the reader a wonderful selection of characters from the United States of 100 years ago.
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
Audio Note:
The following stories contain audio programs.

Instructions:
1. Click the story links in blue print to open the written text in a new window
2. Then click the play button on the audio player to listen to the audio version
The Gift of the Magi - 6 pages - The story of the Gift of the Magi describes a couple who go to great lengths to buy each other a special Christmas present.
The Gift of the Magi - 13 pages - Classroom activities.
The Gift of the Magi - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen - 5 pages - The text and audio of this story in the Gift of the Magi are about a Thanksgiving "tradition" between an old gentleman and a homeless man: every Thanksgiving, the old gentleman treats the homeless man to a full-course meal.
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen - 10 pages - Classroom activities.
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Last Leaf - 7 pages - This story describes a woman who catches pneumonia and wishes to die when the last leaf on an ivy vine outside her window falls.
The Last Leaf - 12 pages - Classroom activities.
The Last Leaf - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Furnished Room - 7 pages - This story tells of a man who, on the trail of a lost love, rents out a furnished room that is popular among thespians. Even though the housekeeper said that she had never seen or heard of the woman that the man seeks, he somehow feels her presence in that rented room.
The Furnished Room - 10 pages - Classroom activities.
The Furnished Room - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
Hearts and Crosses - 9 pages - This story tells of a Texas rancher named Webb who is not content with holding a lower rank than his wife regarding ranch affairs. He leaves to be the master of his own ranch, but is lured back by a sign that was used to signal a secret rendezvous when he and his wife were dating.
Hearts and Crosses - 11 pages - Classroom activities.
Hearts and Crosses - 5 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Cop and the Anthem - 6 pages - This story is about a homeless man who tries to get into prison in order to get free food and keep warm during the winter. Now with classroom activities and answer key.
The Cop and the Anthem - 10 pages - Classroom activities.
The Cop and the Anthem - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
From the Cabby's Seat - 5 pages - This story is about a taxi driver who takes his rider around town.
From the Cabby's Seat - 12 pages - Classroom activities.
From the Cabby's Seat - 3 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
A Retrieved Reformation - 8 pages - This story tells of Jimmy Valentine, a safe burglar who recently was released from prison. After robbing a few more safes, he decides to abandon his old life in favor of becoming a better citizen.
A Retrieved Reformation - 12 pages - Classroom activities.
A Retrieved Reformation - 5 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
The Romance of a Busy Broker - 4 pages - This story is about Harvey Maxwell, a broker who works like a machine, so much so that he forgets a few important things.
The Romance of a Busy Broker - 8 pages - Classroom activities.
The Romance of a Busy Broker - 5 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
After Twenty Years - 4 pages - This story is about a man who honors his promise to meet his best friend in the same location where they met twenty years ago, before he headed West.
After Twenty Years - 12 pages - Classroom activities.
After Twenty Years - 2 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
Transients in Arcadia - 5 pages - This story is about a man and a woman who save enough money from their blue-collar jobs to spend a week in luxury at a hotel.
Transients in Arcadia - 8 pages - Classroom activities.
Transients in Arcadia - 4 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Count and the Wedding Guest - 5 pages - This story is about a woman who cannot forget her dead fiancé. However, a man who lives in the same house wants to help her change her disposition.
The Count and the Wedding Guest - 12 pages - Classroom activities.
The Count and the Wedding Guest - 6 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
Mammon and the Archer - 6 pages - This story is about a soap tycoon named Anthony Rockwall who thinks that literally anything can be bought with money.
Mammon and the Archer - 10 pages - Classroom activities.
Mammon and the Archer - 7 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock - 6 pages - This story is about Prince Michael of Valleluna, a prince who loves to help people and hates clocks. One night, he decides to help a man who has been nervously watching a clock.
The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock - 10 pages - Classroom activities.
The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock - 3 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
The Green Door - 7 pages - This story is about Rudolf Steiner, a "true adventurer" who is always ready to try something different. One evening he gets a piece of paper that says "The Green Door."
The Green Door - 11 pages - Classroom activities.
The Green Door - 5 pages - Classroom activities answer key.
Glossary - 2 pages
 
 
 
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