O. Henry "The Ransom of Red Chief"

O. Henry "The Ransom of Red Chief"

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 O. Henry

It is about one hundred years ago in America. Bill and Sam are in the town of Summit, but they are not having a nice day. They don’t have much money - what can they do? Then Sam has an idea - kidnap! They hear about a rich family, the Dorsets. They hear about their son, Johnny. They want to take Johnny and then ask the family for money. ‘He’s a lot of trouble,’ a woman tells them - but Bill and Sam don’t listen. They find the big Dorset house and they find Johnny. ‘He’s a nice little boy,’ they think, and they take him away. But Johnny is a lot of trouble. ‘My name is Red Chief,’ he says, and he likes to play games...

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 250 Total words: about 890
Hard words: camping, catch, desperate, dinner, dream, fight, heart, high, hold, kidnap, knock, monster, nose, ouch, ransom, rich, strong, trouble

 

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