The Gift of the Magi Quotes

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

"Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim's gold watch that had been his father's and his grandfather's. The other was Della's hair."

"'You say your hair is gone?' he said with an air almost of idiocy."

"Beautiful combs, pure tortoise shell, with jewelled rims--just the shade to wear in the beautiful vanished hair."

"I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs."

"But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest."

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