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pg 6b. One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry

pg6b. What is the climax of the story?

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Gillian received the $1,000.00 in his Uncle's will, but his ward, Miss Hayden received only $10. Gillian realizes that he loves the girl, and that she in fact should have been the one to receive the money. He gift to her is the climax.

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"Paid by the black sheep, Robert Gillian, $1,000 on account of the eternal happiness, owed by Heaven to the best and dearest woman on earth."


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