By O. Henry
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Many artists lived in the Greenwich Village area of New York. Two young women named Sue and Johnsy shared a studio apartment at the top of a three-story building. Johnsy's real name was Joanna.
In November, a cold, unseen stranger came to visit the city. It was a disease. This disease, called pneumonia, killed many people. Johnsy lay on her bed, har...