Della sits and counts her $1.87 wondering how she's going to afford a $21 watch for her husband Jim.
She goes into town and finds a sign that indicates a hair salon. Della decides to sell her waist-long hair for $20.
Della purchases the fancy watch. This leaves her with only 87 cents.
She arrives home and decides to curl her hair while she waits for her husband to get home.
Della decides she should start making supper. Jim returns home from work. The couple talks about Della's hair and why it's gone.
They exchange gifts. Della has received a nice set of combs for her hair. She then realizes that she needed her hair after all.
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