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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF by O.HENRY: Ever wonder what inspired the movie "Home Alone"?. It was probably this story by O.Henry, in which two bungling small-time crooks decide to kidnap a precocious ten-year-old boy and hold him for ransom, only to find that the boy is far more than they ca...