The Gift Of Magi Short Story

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There are many short stories and short clips that use an example of thoughtful gifts and wise men and women. In “The Gift of Magi” written by O. Henry uses an example of a Magi in his short story. At the beginning of the short story it takes place around the Christmas time and tells the story of Jim and Della Dillingham a poor, young married couple who don 't have enough money to buy each other Christmas gifts. They only have two prized possessions between them that they take pride in which is Della 's beautiful long hair that almost reaches her knees, and Jim 's gold watch which had belonged to his father and grandfather. On Christmas Eve Della was so desperate to find a wonderful gift for Jim that Della had decided to sell her hair for $20 to a nearby hairdresser and she eventually found a gold pocket watch chain for Jim 's gold watch. Della had then went home and sat at the table near the door, waiting for Jim to come home. Jim walks in and immediately stops and stares at Della up and down, who had previously prayed that she was still pretty to Jim. Della then confesses to Jim that she sold her hair to buy him his present. Jim gives Della her present which was a comb for her hair, which was useless now that her hair is short. Della then gives Jim his present which was the chain she bought for him. Jim had announced that he had sold his watch to get her the comb. In “The Gift of Magi” written by O. Henry the Magi in the short story is Jim and Della. According to

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