What is the source of O. Henry’s title The Four Million (1906)?

The title of O. Henry’s short story collection The Four Million refers to two things: it represents the population of New York City at the time, and it is an answer to Ward McAllister, who said “there are only about 400 people in New York society.”

The collection contains the 1902 story, “The Gift of the Magi.”

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