A Continuation of The Gift Of The Magi Essay

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It was one week from Della's 30th birthday and Jim didn't have enough money to buy her a present. "Well," Jim thought, “if I don't have a watch then why should I have a chain for one?” So, he sold his watch chain in order to have money for Della's present. “Now, what do I buy Della?” he asked himself. “I think I'll go to the flea market and look for something, because one little rusty old chain won't buy me very much,” Jim stated as he started riding his bicycle to the market. At the market Jim found many things, some very pretty and expensive, some very pretty and cheap, and some just plain ugly things that had been there awhile and always would be until they were finally thrown away. “
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Now, I will bring the measurements over as soon as I get them," Jim replied rudely.

"Della," Jim replied, breathless from running all the way to the store and back to buy a tape measure, "I need to get your measurements for something, could you come here?" Della obeys thinking maybe a new dress as a present. "What measurements do you need, honey?" Della answered in her sweetest voice. Jim said “I need to get your head size for something, that's all." "Well, Okay, "
Della replied surprised at first, and then realized that she must be getting a hat for her birthday.

Later at the wig shop. "There, it's all finished; do you like it Jim?" asked the wigmaker. Jim said, "It's great, don't you think? You don't look to sure about it?" The wigmaker replied, lying, "It's great, after all it's the thought that counts, right?." "Sure thing Phil, well, gotta go, tomorrow's Della's birthday, are you going to be there?" "Sure Jim, I'll be there." Said the wigmaker. It is Della's birthday, all of Jim and Della's friends are at their home, and she begins to open presents. She will be opening Jim's present first. "I wonder what it could be?" Della claims, quite ecstatically. She unties the ribbon, carefully undoes the golden wrapping

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