One night Mathilde's husband came home with an invitation for a ball but she didn't want to go because she didn't have a dress
"only i have no dress, and therefore i cant go to this ball"
even though we dont have the money, i can give you four hundred francs for a dress
she felt like she was missing something so she asked her friend Madame Forsiter if she could borrow some jewelry for the ball and she choose a beautiful necklace
thank you for allowing me to borrow your lovely necklace
your very welcome and feel free to come by any time you need
After the ball they came home and she took off her garments in which she had wrapped her shoulders, but suddenly she started to cry noticing she no longer had the necklace on
"I...I..I've no longer go Madame Forestier's necklace..."
"what! that's impossible.."
Della and Jim was a happy couple that didn't have money like that but they still made it work. Tomorrow is Christmas and they both wanted to get special gifts for each other
"oh my dear,what will i do? tomorrow is Christmas and i only have $1.87 to gt Jim a present, i really wanted to get him a special gift if only i had saved up more money"
she got her hair cut for 20 dollars to buy Jim a chain for his watch
id like to buy this watch chain please
sure, ma'am $1 please
Jim got Della a hair brush that she really wanted to brush her long elegant hair that she sold to get Jim a watch chain, Jim sold his watch to get Della a brush. They decided to put there gifts away until they could both use them again