The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present.

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"Will you buy my hair?" asked Della."I buy hair," said Madame.

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She was ransacking the stores for Jim's present. It was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design.

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Jim was never late. Della wriggled off the table and went for him. "You've cut off your hair?" asked Jim. "Cut it off and sold it," said Della.

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Jim drew a package from his overcoat pocket and threw it upon the table. There lay the set of combs that Della had worshipped in a window. "My hair grows so fast, Jim!"

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Jim had not yet seen his present. She held it out to him. "Isn't it a dandy, Jim? Give me your watch.” "Dell," said he, "I sold the watch to buy your combs."

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Everywhere they are wisest.They are the magi.

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