One dollar and eighty-seven cents! That's all I have to buy Jim a present!
Mr. and Mrs. James Dillingham Young were just trying to get by. They did not have a lot of money, but they had each other. Della wanted to buy something extravagant for her Jim, but she only had one dollar and eighty-seven cents to do so.
The most valuable things they owned were Della's hair and Jim's golden watch passed down from generations.
Then, Della saw the perfect gift for JIm; a watch chain for his beautiful, golden watch. But she couldn't afford it. How could she get the money?
When she passed a hair buyer, she got an idea.
Della sold her hair to get the money to buy the watch chain! Little did she know that when Jim came home, he would have a surprise for her.
Jim sold his watch to buy Della combs for her hair! But Della sold her hair to buy the chain for his watch! They couldn't believe this unreal situation, but decided to just laugh it off. They were together.