„Sixes and Sevens” is a first collection of humorous short stories from the author of „The Four Million”, his stories deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen and waitresses and often use twist endings which turn on an ironic or coincidental circumstance in his stories. O. Henry proves that he is the master of the short story format. This collection has quirky as well as nice little stories, each differing in style from the other. Most of his stories are set in his contemporary present, the early years of the 20th century. Many take place in New York. Fans of classic short fiction will relish this collection of gems from one of the unquestioned masters of the form, O. Henry. It’s a must-read for anyone in need for a dose of entertaining, worthwhile writing.