O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writera master
of surprise endingswho wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York
City. Here is A Blackjack Bargainer, the story of the drunken Yancey Goree, a
washed-up lawyer who has lost his money, possessions, property, and self-respect as a result of playing poker. After settling a feud, however, he manages to redeem himself by trading places with an old rival.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.