I dont have enough money to buy my husband something
i hope my hair is enough
so how much
hmm about $20
Della counted it three times. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. There was nothing to do but fall on the bed and cry. So Della did it.
it has to be perfect
Della knew her hair was more beautiful than any queen’s jewels and gifts.
Up to the second floor Della ran, and stopped to get her breath. Mrs. Sofronie, large, too white, cold-eyed, looked at her. “Will you buy my hair?” asked Della. “I buy hair,” “Twenty dollars,” said Mrs. Sofronie, lifting the hair to feel its weight.
She was going from one shop to another, to find a gift for Jim. She found it at last. It surely had been made for Jim and no one else. There was no other like it in any of the shops, and she had looked in every shop in the city. It was a gold watch chain, very simply made.