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The Ransom of Red Chief The Ransom of Red Chief
By O. Henry ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) We went to bed at eleven o’clock. Just at daybreak, I was awakened by a terrible... The Ransom of Red Chief

By O. Henry
ReadOasis Step 3
(Part 2)

We went to bed at eleven o’clock. Just at daybreak, I was awakened by a terrible scream from Bill. Red Chief was sitting on Bill’s chest. One hand was holding his hair. In the other, he had a sharp knife. He was attempting to cut off the top of Bill’s head, based on what he had declared the night before.

I got the knife away from the boy. But, after that event, Bill’s spirit was broken. He lay down, but he never closed an eye again. He wouldn’t sleep as lo...

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