The swindler Jeff Peters is after his next victims in the small town Fisher Hill. He is left with only 5 dollars and instead of falling into despair, he finds a way to trick the whole town. Everything goes according to plan until mayor Banks finds out the truth. Jeff has to prove him wrong. What the swindler does not know is that one of his old acquaintances seems to have teamed up with the mayor.
“Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet” is a typical short story with a twist which will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page. Will Jeff’s true identity be revealed? Can he become the victim of his own evil plan or he will find a way out of this mess?
William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was an American writer who lived in the late 19th century. He gains wide popularity with his short stories which often take place either in New York or some small American towns. The plot twists and the surprise endings are a typical and integral part of O. Henry’s short stories. Some of his best known works are “The Gift of the Magi”, “The Cop and the Anthem”, “A Retrieved Reformation”. His stories often deal with ordinary people and the individual aspects of life.
As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.