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    O Henry's last words

    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.

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    I know this one!

    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.

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    Maybe he said "ahhh this hurts"...?

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    my best guesse woulde basicly be let me in heaven not hell definetly not hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by panjandrum View Post
    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?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by panjandrum View Post
    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 lights— I don't want to go home in the dark."
    O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), June 5, 1910 ?

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    Similar to the last words of Goethe: "More light! More light!"

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