The gift of the magi.

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  • The story starts out with Della thinking about her boyfriend Jim. She wants to buy him a present for him but she is afraid that she won't be able to afford it as her income has shrunk from $30 a day to a mere $20 a day.
  • Della realizes that she only has $1.87 to buy a present from Jim, not enough to buy him the present that she thinks he desires.
  • In order to buy a present for Jim, she decides to sell her hair for $20.
  • Della goes to buy a platinum chain for Jim. It costs her $21. Excitedly, she goes home and wants to show Jim her present. At the same time however, she is fearful of what Jim will think of her hair.
  • When Della meets Jim, he looks at her with a peculiar expression on his face. It turns out that Jim bought her combs but she has no hair and she bought him a chain for his watch but he sold it to buy Della combs.
  • In the end, they decide to keep their gifts to themselves. The story shows how people sacrifice their prized possessions for their loved ones.
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