The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
O. Henry was the ‘nom de plume’ of William Sydney Porter, an American author who distinguished himself by writing short stories, set in the early 20th century, with amazing plot twists or surprise endings.
Dulcie forgot everything else for a moment except that she was beautiful, and that life was about to lift a corner of its mysterious veil for her to observe its wonders. No gentleman had ever asked her out before. Now she was going for a brief moment into the glitter and exalted show.