"Whirligigs" is twenty-four tale powerhouse collection of short stories created by acclaimed author O.Henry. This collection focuses on the daring, the darling and the strangest amongst us, written with O.Henry?s signature sharp wit and flair for satire, this is not a book that will have you bored. O.Henry?s impressive ability for creating layered and intricate plots is on full display here, creating an offering that will have you marvelling at the wit and ingenuity of his plot creation. Typical of his work there is a wide array of tales to dive in to, cipher cracking journalists, reformed burglars and men intent on creating their own language. "Whirligigs" is a timeless collection with something for everyone - perfect for people who are fans of fast, punchy stories without the time for a whole novel. William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, following his stint in prison, was a prolific American short story writer. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling author of short story collections, the most famous being "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an annual award named after him, given to the authors of exceptional short stories.