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The Train Ticket - A Short Story About a Not - So - Everyday Encounter

19 pages14 minutes


This is a short story in the traditional "O'Henry's Playhouse" style: it can be read in a single sitting of about twenty minutes, involves good quality writing, and has an amusing ending to bring a smile to the face of the reader. A businessman tries to help another person who has misplaced his train ticket; there follows some humorous misunderstanding, but eventually the businessman catches his train home, only to find that he retains an item belonging to the person he intended to help. It is the nature of this item that creates the final touch of humour and produces the smile.

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