A Retrieved Information by O. Henry Hilarious This is an excellent, funny and short story. I have read O.
Brace up, and make a man of yourself.
Stop cracking safes, and live straight. How was it you happened to get sent up on that Springfield job? Or was it simply a case of a mean old jury that had it in for you?
Unlock him at seven in the morning, and let him come to the bullpen. He had on a suit of the villainously fitting, ready-made clothes and a pair of the stiff, squeaky shoes that the state furnishes to its discharged compulsory guests. The clerk handed him a railroad ticket and the five-dollar bill with which the law expected him to rehabilitate himself into good citizenship and prosperity.
The warden gave him a cigar, and shook hands. James Valentine walked out into the sunshine.
Disregarding the song of the birds, the waving green trees, and the smell of the flowers, Jimmy headed straight for a restaurant. There he Retrieved reformation the first sweet joys of liberty in the shape of a chicken dinner. From there he proceeded leisurely to the depot and boarded his train.
Three hours set him down in a little town near the state line. Everything was just as he had left it. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase.
It was a complete set, made of specially tempered steel, the latest designs in drills, punches, braces and bits, jimmies, clamps, and augers, with two or three novelties invented by Jimmy himself, in which he took pride. Over nine hundred dollars they had cost him to have made at——, a place where they make such things for the profession.
He was now dressed in tasteful and well-fitting clothes, and carried his dusted and cleaned suitcase in his hand. A week after the release of Valentine,there was a neat job of safe-burglary done in Richmond, Indiana, with no clue to the author.
A scant eight hundred dollars was all that was secured.
Two weeks after that a patented, improved, burglar-proof safe in Logansport was opened like a cheese to the tune of fifteen hundred dollars, currency; securities and silver untouched. That began to interest the rogue-catchers. Then an old-fashioned bank-safe in Jefferson City became active and threw out of its crater an eruption of bank-notes amounting to five thousand dollars.
By comparing notes, a remarkable similarity in the methods of the burglaries was noticed. Ben Price investigated the scenes of the robberies, and was heard to remark: Look at that combination knob—jerked out as easy as pulling up a radish in wet weather.
And look how clean those tumblers were punched out! Jimmy never has to drill but one hole. Yes, I guess I want Mr. He had learned them while working up the Springfield case.The following is the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction given to high ranking Jesuits only.
This oath is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in "When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the.
A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry. A guard came to the prison shoe-shop, where Jimmy Valentine was assiduously stitching uppers, and escorted him to the front office. BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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