Spring Time. O. Henry Story. Reintroduced

PSRemeshChandra By PSRemeshChandra, 6th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3rrqb.i5/
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O.Henry’s stories are famous for the twist towards their end. William Sydney Porter was the real person behind this name. He wrote more than Two hundred short stories, almost all of them equally famous. His stories are noted for the great sympathy they show towards human life. Here in this story he is describing how the happiness of spring is returning to Sarah’s life after the cold of a winter.

Typewritten menus for a restaurant in exchange for three meals a day.

Sarah made her living through type writing. In the cold winter times, food was a problem. She made an agreement with the Schulenburg (Shoolenberg) Restaurant near her home. According to the agreement she would type the bill of fares for their twenty one tables each day and they had to provide her with three meals a day. When spring finally arrived it had no character of a spring. The snow of January still lay there in the streets even though it was March. And spring was already delayed a little in that American City of Manhattan. When spring arrived, there were changes in the menu of the restaurant. Soups became lighter, meat dishes changed and fried foods altogether vanished.

Life in distant farms in the countryside can be as calm, quiet and peaceful as a gently flowing river.

While Sarah was typing the bill of fares for the restaurant, her mind flew back to the country side she visited during the last summer. Life in distant farms in the country side can be as calm, quiet and peaceful as a gently flowing river. After the tediousness and monotony of life in a city, the life in the country side seemed to her appealing and pleasant. She had there fallen in love with a young farmer by the name of Walter. He was a very clever and modern farmer who had a telephone in his cow-house. He could even calculate cleverly the effect of Canadian wheat crops on the American prices of commodities.

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Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author in English and Malayalam. Unmarried, single. Mother University educated, father British Council-trained Teacher. Lives in Trivandrum.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Jun 2011 (#)

Wow! Remesh, what a heart warming story you wrote. You so very aptly describe the wonders of living on a remote farm. The part about the teardrop re-uniting them is so touching. And those type writers are what originally stirred up the writer in me.Thank you, so much,May I link your articles to my blogsite? Regards,Andre'

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
19th Jun 2011 (#)

Dear Tranquilpen,

It was indeed the typewriter connection that touched me also. It is sad that typewriters are saying farewell to this world and the last typewriter factory of Godrej India has been closed. They needed no power and electricity and provided decent silent employment to millions across the globe. And I fear, they will have to be dusted and taken out soon like the bicycles, if energy crisis prolongs. It is never that someone wrote 'An Ode To Typewriters'. I hope you would be the right person to do it. At least please write and publish an article. I very much love O.Henry stories for they are exquisitely balanced and have a perfect landing which is very rare in the field of literature now. I was only retelling his story, as if how he would be retelling it in the modern times. The world is lucky that he wrote so many of such stories for the enjoyment of generations. It is an honour and privilege for my humble articles to be got linked to your Blog Site, especially to that of one skilled and versatile like you. I like and appreciate your articles very much. I would like to visit your Site. Please convey a Link. Warm Regards.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

I agree with tranquil pen--this is heart-warming! :)

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

I agree with tranquil pen--this is heart-warming! :)

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Dear Tranquil Pen, Rama Devi Nina,

To warm a heart, some heat has to be lost from something somewhere. That is the message conveyed by O.Henry through this story.

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author avatar PIJUSH CHATTERJEE
20th Jan 2014 (#)

HATS OFF TO THE STORIES OF O'HENRY.

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author avatar PIJUSH CHATTERJEE
20th Jan 2014 (#)

HEARTY REGARDS TO THOSE READERS WHO FEEL THE STORY ALONG WITH READING IT ...................

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author avatar Ani
25th Mar 2017 (#)

I like the story

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
19th Jul 2018 (#)

I am deleting a few paragraphs from this post. The full post can be read in my blog Sahyadri Books Trivandrum in Blogspot.

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