5 June : The man who writes surprises!

Grown up reading his stories, and today remembering him on his death anniversary with one of this most sentimental story ‘The gift of Magi’. 

Story of a couple in love and ready to sacrifice anything and everything for each other.
The_Gift_of_the_Magi Mr. James Dillingham Young (“Jim”) and his wife, Della, are a couple living in a modest apartment. They have only two possessions between them in which they take pride: Della’s beautiful long, flowing hair, almost touching to her knees, and Jim’s shiny gold watch, which had belonged to his father and grandfather.
On Christmas Eve, desperate to find a gift for Jim, Della sells her hair to a nearby hairdresser and eventually finds a platinum pocket watch fob chain for Jim’s watch. On the other end, Jim sold his watch to get the money to buy comb for her long hair.
Late evening when Jim and Della met, Jim showed her the comb and Della showed her the chain. Although Jim and Della are now left with gifts that neither one can use, they realized how far they are willing to go to show their love for each other, and how priceless their love really is.


William Sydney Porter popular by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. He died today in 1910. He was known for writing stories with witty narration and surprise endings.

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ओ हेनरी… ये नाम हर बच्चे,जवान और बूढ़े के ख्यालों में रहता है… उनकी कहानियां, उनके प्रसंग, उनकी सोच और समझ…हर चीज़ बच्चों से लेकर बूढ़ों तक सभी को पसंद आती है। उनका असली नाम – विलियम सिडनी पॉर्टर है। अपने पेन नाम – ओ हेनरी, से लिखने वाले पॉर्टर अपनी अनोखी और हैरान कर देने वाली कहानियों के लिए जाने जाते हैं। उनकी सबसे प्रचलित कहानी है – द गिफ्ट ऑफ मैगाइ।