after serving three years prison time for theft in austin, texas william sydney porter, otherwise known as o.henry starts thinking of different ways to escape imprisonment so he fled to honduras. but, when he returned to the u.s. he found out his wife had a terminal illness and was later caught by the authorities and went back to jail. he wrote many different letters for his young daughter while he spent his time incarcerated. later, after being released o.henry moved to new york and got a job at new york world where he would write a story every week for 3 years. from 1904 to 1908 he published many stories that are described as people living their everyday lives but had unexpected twists. some of the most popular stories he wrote were cabbages and kings, the gift of magi and many more. even though he was popular for have written over 300 stories, he lived a difficult life and was struggling financially and was an alcoholic. unfortunately his life ended in 1910 due to his monetary and alcoholic struggles.
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the anwser is went creeping down the river again, across the wide lonely marshes to the sea.
i longed to go with them out into the world to seek my fortune in foreign lands—africa, india, china and peru!
and, dreaming of the lands i had never seen, i'd sit on there, watching till they were out of sight.