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The Last Leaf by O. Henry

Sue and Johnsy are two girlfriends who live together in New York City. When Johnsy becomes sick one winter, she makes up her mind to die when the last leaf falls from the ivy plant growing outside her window. Sue would do anything to help her friend get well, but she is a poor artist. As the winter wind blows and the rain falls, there seems no way to stop the last leaf from falling.
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The Last Leaf (1984)

'The Last Leaf,' by O. Henry

Our story today is called "The Last Leaf. Here is Barbara Klein with the story. Many artists lived in the Greenwich Village area of New York. Two young women named Sue and Johnsy shared a studio apartment at the top of a three-story building. Johnsy's real name was Joanna.

In a little district west of Washington Square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called "places. One street crosses itself a time or two. An artist once discovered a valuable possibility in this street. Suppose a collector with a bill for paints, paper and canvas should, in traversing this route, suddenly meet himself coming back, without a cent having been paid on account! So, to quaint old Greenwich Village the art people soon came prowling, hunting for north windows and eighteenth-century gables and Dutch attics and low rents. Then they imported some pewter mugs and a chafing dish or two from Sixth Avenue, and became a "colony. At the top of a squatty, three story brick Sue and Johnsy had their studio.

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The Last Leaf. IN A SMALL PART OF THE CITY WEST OF. Washington Square, the streets have gone wild. They turn in different directions. They are broken into .
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Henry is best known for his witty short stories with unexpected endings. Born William Sydney Porter, this author decided to use a pen name for his writings while he was in prison and afterwards. This paired with wit and plot twists is what made him such a renowned author.

The Last Leaf , short story by O. She believes that when the ivy vine on the wall outside her window loses all its leaves, she will also die. Her neighbour Behrman, an artist, tricks her by painting a leaf on the wall. Johnsy recovers, but in a twist typical of O. Henry Behrman, who caught pneumonia while painting the leaf, dies. The Last Leaf.

In a little district west of Washington Square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called "places. One Street crosses itself a time or two. An artist once discovered a valuable possibility in this street. Suppose a collector with a bill for paints, paper and canvas should, in traversing this route, suddenly meet himself coming back, without a cent having been paid on account! So, to quaint old Greenwich Village the art people soon came prowling, hunting for north windows and eighteenth-century gables and Dutch attics and low rents. Then they imported some pewter mugs and a chafing dish or two from Sixth Avenue, and became a "colony.

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