Gift of the Magi

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  • "Mme. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds."
  • Della and Jim live in run down flat, making only 20 dollars a week. Della, described as Mrs. James Dillingham Young longs to buy a gift worthy enough for her husband.
  • Della realizes she only has $1.87 to buy a gift for Jim, which is not enough to get her husband something good.
  • Della decides to cut her precious long tresses and sell them to get money to buy a gift worthy of Jim. Madame gives her 20$ for her hair.
  • Jim comes back from a long day of work to see Della's newly cut hair. He stands there in shock.
  • Della had cut and sold her hair to buy Jim a watch chain, who had sold his watch to buy her the expensive combs that she had always wanted.
  • They sacrificed their most beloved possessions to buy each other nice gifts. That is the gift of Christmas, this is the gift of the Magi.
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