The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry


The Gift of Magi is a short story written by O. Henry. The story is truly a Christmas delight that shows how charitable a person can get when love is in the mix.

It starts with the introduction of Della and Jim Dillingham, a recently married couple. It is Christmas time and both of them wish to gift their spouse something memorable. Della wants to gift Jim a chain for his pocket watch that he cherishes, while Jim wants to present Della with a set of combs made from tortoiseshell and jewels for Della’s long beautiful hair.

The climax of the story comes from the financial side. Money is scarce and the gifts are expensive. How will Della find the money to buy the chain and Will Jim buy the combs or end up buying something else for Della. Read the story to find out…


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  1. #1 by Stacia on 2013/02/23 - 12:28 AM

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