O Henry

As Ralph D. Spencer strolled down the sidewalk, he knew of a few
things he had to do. For he liked being Ralph Spencer and did not want to
return to being Jimmy Valentine.
First, he went back to the bank where everyone was still trying to grasp
ahold of what just happend. He took his soon to be wife by the hand and
as they walked to the shoestore, he tried to explain.
He told her everything about his previous life. The way he broke into
safes, the many times he had been in and out of jail, the tools he had to
break into safes, and most of all the way she had changed his life. He also
told her why he even had the tools with him in the first place.
After she had heard all of this, she was still kind of leary about
marring him. She was apprehensive about the future of them as husband
and wife and also about the future of the shoe store.
Jimmy was so sure of himself, that the next night, he had a
document made that stated that in the event of a divorce, or the death of
Jimmy, the shoestore would be completely owned by his wife, Annabelle.
Two months later, Jimmy and Annabelle Spencer were married.
That same day, Jimmy threw all his safe cracking tools over the bridge
into a small stream. For three years everything went well. Thier
shoestore had great buiesness, They had 2 children, and they bought a
beautiful home in the country.
Everything was going well untill one day Annabelle woke up and her
beloved husband was missing. Nowhere to be found. Also, when Jimmy
had thrown the tools into the shallow stream, they had not gone far and
you could still see the top handle of the suitcase. Annabelle went across
the bridge that afternoon only to find her husband Ralph D. Spencer A.K.A.
Jimmy Valentine dead over a rock with his hand floating toward his

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