Lot 647: Handwritten manuscript in pencil, unsigned, one page, 7.75 x 10, no date. A page of O. Henry's draft for the Christmas story 'Stickney and the Necktie,' in part: "Annie & Willie's prayer poem and the long lost son coming home on the stroke of twelve to the poorly thatched cottage with his arms full of talking dolls and popcorn balls and—zip! You hear the second mortgage of the cottage go flyin off it into the deep snow." In very good condition, with intersecting folds with partial edge separations and heavy uniform toning. Accompanied by a copy of this portion of the story as published.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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