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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Ransom of Red Chief (and other O. Henry stories for boys) Two small time criminals Bill and Sam kidnap Johnny the red haired son of an important citizen named Ebenezer Dorset and hold him for ransom But the moment they arrive at their hideout with the boy the plan begins to unravel Styling himself Red Chief the brat proceeds to drive his captors to distraction with his unrelenting chatter malicious pranks and demands that they play wearying games with him

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