The James Dillinghams Youngs had two special belongings. Della was known for her beautiful, long, brown, waterfall like hair, and Jim for his valuable watch that had once belonged to his father and grandfather.
Della was upset, tomorrow will be Christmas and she only had a dollar and eighty cents in which to buy her husband Jim a gift. Della cried on the couch.
Della went out, when she saw a sign that read:
Mme. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds.
Della decided to cut off and sell her long hair for 20 dollars to have money to buy a present.
I will give you 20 for your hair
Della went to every shop looking for the perfect gift until she saw a gold watch chain with rich and valuable material. She paid 21 dollars for it and hurried home.
When her husband returned home, he stares at Della without an expression to show. She explains what she has done, but Jim has also bought her expensive combs for her hair that is now cut and sold.
When asked for the watch, Jim explains he had to sell the watch to buy her the combs.