Fickle Fortune, or How Gladys Hustled
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People all over the world enjoy the stories of a great American writer O. Henry. Irony and unpredictable plot captivate us from the first sentences. O. Henry's characters are ordinary American people, always described with humor. Here is a short story from the Rolling Stones (1912). Young and ambitious lawyer attempted to ask a lady from the honorable family for a marriage. She refuses because he is poor. But he promises that after 15 years he'll return and marry her. Meanwhile another man tries to win her heart. Though money is the only thing that matters for this lady, that's why she easily changes her mind when it comes to choosing the future husband.