The gift of the magi short

Also appertaining thereunto was a card bearing the name "Mr. He needed a new overcoat and he was with out gloves. Unusually late, Jim walks in and immediately stops short at the sight of Della, who had previously prayed that she was still pretty to Jim. Once she faltered for a minute and stood still while a tear or two splashed on the worn red carpet.

Henry The Gift of the Magi One dollar and eighty-seven cents. Three times Della counted it.

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It also tells you how you can distribute copies of this etext if you want to. Jim gives Della her present — an assortment of combs, useless now that her hair is shortened. I just had to do it. One hundred hours is a conservative estimate for how long it we take to get any etext selected, entered, proofread, edited, copyright searched and analyzed, the copyright letters written, etc.

There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out. For ten seconds let us regard with discreet scrutiny some inconsequential object in the other direction.

Something fine and rare and sterling--something just a little bit near to being worthy of the honor of being owned by Jim. Jim drew a package from his overcoat pocket and threw it upon the table. He enfolded his Della.

Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy. Be good to me, for it went for you.

His face can only be described as bearing a mask of melancholy disbelief. There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out. James Dillingham Young came home and reached his flat above he was called "Jim" and greatly hugged by Mrs.

I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house.

It surely had been made for Jim and no one else. The special premiered on HBO on December 17, Three times Della counted it. Raincoata Hindi film directed by Rituparno Ghosh is an adaptation of the story.

Twenty-one dollars they took from her for it, and she hurried home with the 87 cents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication.

In the vestibule below was a letter-box into which no letter would go, and an electric button from which no mortal finger could coax a ring. Some states do not allow disclaimers of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you, and you may have other legal rights.

Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain.

Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy.

She held it out to him eagerly upon her open palm. Which is all very good. Distraught, she clutches the one dollar and eighty-seven cents in her hand as she moves discontentedly about her tiny home.

Jim has sold his watch in order to buy the combs for Della even as she has sold her hair to buy the watch chain for Jim. Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings.

Summary[ edit ] Mr. Jim was never late. While the mistress of the home is gradually subsiding from the first stage to the second, take a look at the home.

With that chain on his watch Jim might be properly anxious about the time in any company. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.Both Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet, and O.

Henry, in his short story "The Gift of the Magi," use very different tones to relay the theme that love comes with sacrifices. Tone is. The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories [William Sydney Porter, Shane Weller] on mi-centre.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. For nearly a century/5(50). The Gift of the Magi is a short story by the American writer O.

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Henry, written and published in It takes place at Christmas time and tells the story of Jim and Della Dillingham, a poor. In “The Gift of the Magi,” Della is determined to give her husband a Christmas gift. In order to afford the fob for her husband's watch, she sells her long, beautiful hair, only to.

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Henry. Other short stories by O. Henry also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors. Information about Project Gutenberg THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all.

And sixty cents of it was in pennies.

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