She entered and an hour later walked out of the shop richer by 15 dollars, but without her hair!
Jim More tears and laughterJIm arrived
On the way home she stopped at every watch make ́s shopuntil at last she found exactly the right chain to suit Jim ́s watch.
Returning home, with one dollar and 87 cents left in her pocket, she had just enough time before Jim arrived home from work to wrap the precious gift in a piece of coloured paper, and to curl the remaining short ends of her hair.
“I think we ́d better put our presents away for a while”, he said gently, at last. “You see”, he continued, taking a small package from his pocket, “I ́ve sold my watch to buy this comb for your hair! isn ́t that funny?”
Nodding, as the tears rose in her eyes too, Della gave Jim a brave smile and said: “Ours are the best Christmas presents in the world, you know”.