The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • The most prized possession of Della is her gorgeous hair, Jim's prized possession is his gold pocket watch
  • Christmas Eve, Late 1800's, Early 1900's
  • Della ponders gifts for her husband while stroking her beautiful long brown hair .
  • I only have $1.87 to buy my Jim a present for Christmas . What should i do?
  • I'll  take it for $20!
  • I'd like to sell my hair.
  • To get money for Jim's present Della sells her hair for $20 
  • Della later went out and bought the perfect chain for Jim's pocket watch. While she waits for Jim at home she worries about what he will think of her 
  • Della explains why she did it and gives Jim the chain for his pocket watch. Jim smiles and states how he sold the pocket watch  to get her beautiful combs for her hair
  • Jim returns home and is surprised to see Della.
  • I got you combs for your hair but you cut it
  • I got you a chain for your watch but you sold it
  • Neither are mad as they put away their gifts to use in the future
  • Let's put away our wonderful gifts until we can use them.
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