The gift for the magi


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  • I have only one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy Jim a present.
  • Della wants to buy Jim's christmas present, but she only has one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy him a present. She is worried about Jim's present.
  • Della decides to cut and sell her hair to buy a present for Jim. She goes in to Mme. Sofronie. Hair goods of All Kinds to cut her hair.
  • Mme. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds
  • After she sells her brown long hair, she recieves twenty dollar for her hair, and she decides to buy a fob for Jim's gold watch.
  • I buy hair. Twenty dollars.
  • I'm going to buy watch for Jim.
  • Give it to me quick.
  • Will you buy my hair?
  • Can I sell my chain watch? I have to buy a present for my wife.
  • Jim sells his gold watch to buy Della's comb with tortoise shell, with jeweled rims that Della had worshipped for long in a Broadway window.
  • Sure. You can. Here's your money.
  • Della is scared, because Jim will no longer think she's pretty, and he will no longer love her. She is worried about Jim's reaction.
  • If Jim doesn't kill me. What could I do with a dollar and eighty-seven cents?
  • Sory Della, I'm late.
  • Don't look at me that way. I couldn't have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. It'll grow again. You won't mind.
  • Your hair is gone...I sold my watch to buy your comb...Let's just put our presents away and keep them for a while.
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