Of course there are two sides to the question. Let us look at the other. We often hear "shop-girls" spoken of. No such persons exist. There are girls who work in shops. They make their living that way. But why turn their occupation into an adjective? Let us be fair. We do not refer to the girls who live on Fifth Avenue as "marriage-girls."Lou and Nancy were chums. They came to the big city to find work because there was not enough to eat at their homes to go around. Nancy was nineteen; Lou was twenty. Both were pretty, active, country girls who had no ambition to go on the stage.
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Set aside the cares and stresses of your day and take a tour through the lives of a wonderfully diverse collection of early-twentieth-century Americans in this charming collection of tales from O. Henry. Each story is a perfectly polished wonder of brevity, vivid characterization, and wit. Taken as a whole, this volume is a pleasing diversion that will satisfy fans of classic fiction.