By O. Henry
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I sent a letter to old Dorset that day. I demanded the ransom and explained how it should be paid. The letter said:

“We have your boy hidden in a place far from Summit. We demand fifteen hundred dollars for his return. The money should be left at midnight tonight. If you agree to these terms, send the answer in writing by a messenger. The messenger should come tonight at eight thirty. After crossing Owl Creek, on the road to Poplar Cove, there are three la...

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