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An Unfinished Story

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An Unfinished Story

by O. Henry

Genre: Comedy
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Format of Original Source: Short Story
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Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

Dulcie stopped in a store where goods were cheap and bought an imitation lace collar with her fifty cents. That money was to have been spent otherwise–fifteen cents for supper, ten cents for breakfast, ten cents for lunch. Another dime was to be added to her small store of savings; and five cents was to be squandered for licorice drops–the kind that made your cheek look like the toothache, and last as long. The licorice was an extravagance–almost a carouse–but what is life without pleasures?



COMMENTS:

A rather sad story of a woman who cannot overcome her shame of poverty to date. She finally works up the courage for a date, and then gets cold feet. Will she go through with it? Might make for an interesting period piece/one-person monologue, but there aren’t enough events between the heroine and anyone else to deliver much of a story.


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