O, Henry is William Sidney Porter. He was born on Septemer 11, 1862 and he died on June 5,1910. He made use of his life by making short stories when he stopped schooling in the age of fifteen but before that he still did a little work.
To have taken property in trust for ones own use - Embezzlement
Sympathy or mercy - compassion
the effect produced as by perception or sensation - impression