• In time truth and science and nature will adapt themselves to art. Things will happen logically, and the villain be discomfited instead of being elected to the board of directors. But in the meantime fiction must not only be divorced from fact, but must pay alimony and be awarded custody of the press despatches.

    O. Henry (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of O. Henry (Illustrated)”, p.671, Delphi Classics