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panjandrum
11-21-2006, 11:33 PM
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what O Henry said just before he died?

I use as a cite, Harry Allen Smith, newspaperman who worked in New York in the early to mid 1940s.

H. A. Smith wrote "Rhubarb", "Lost in the Horse Lattitude", and several accounts of being a newswriter at that time. He was present when William Sidney Porter died.

devermydayb
05-21-2007, 06:23 PM
he said "turn up the lights, i don't want to go home in the dark." i'm writing my thesis paper for english class on him. :)

Turk
05-21-2007, 06:27 PM
Maybe he said "ahhh this hurts"...?

alexsears
10-29-2007, 04:13 PM
my best guesse woulde basicly be let me in heaven not hell definetly not hell :)

Gene McKnight
10-29-2007, 06:47 PM
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what O Henry said just before he died?

I use as a cite, Harry Allen Smith, newspaperman who worked in New York in the early to mid 1940s.

H. A. Smith wrote "Rhubarb", "Lost in the Horse Lattitude", and several accounts of being a newswriter at that time. He was present when William Sidney Porter died.

"I'll have a candy bar?"

mjmorgan
12-19-2007, 12:38 PM
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what O Henry said just before he died?

I use as a cite, Harry Allen Smith, newspaperman who worked in New York in the early to mid 1940s.

H. A. Smith wrote "Rhubarb", "Lost in the Horse Lattitude", and several accounts of being a newswriter at that time. He was present when William Sidney Porter died.

Was it: "Turn up the lightsó I don't want to go home in the dark."
O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), June 5, 1910 ?

AuntShecky
12-19-2007, 03:09 PM
Similar to the last words of Goethe: "More light! More light!"