The Gift Of The Magic, A Continuation

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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 watchchain in order to have money for Della's present. "Now, what do I buy Della?" he asked himself. "I think I'll goto the flea market and look for something, because one little rusty old chain won't buy me very much," Jim statedas he started riding his bicycle to the market. At the market Jim found many things, some very pretty andexpensive, some very pretty and cheap, and some just plain ugly things that had been there awhile and alwayswould be until they were finally thrown away. "Omigosh, ...view middle of the document...

"Hello, Umm, did youwant this wig dyed, or left red? And also, I can't make a wig that fits unless Della's head is measured, what willyou do to find out without arousing her suspicions?" Jim answered uncertainly, "Well I guess I'll just have tothat's all, and of course not, Don't you dare dye that beautiful color of hair, it's the prettiest I've ever seen." Thewigmaker replied, " Okay, but I still need to know her head size very soon in order to finish the hat, are you sureyou like that color?" "I'm not stupid, what I say I want is what I want. Now, I will bring the measurements overas 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, "Ineed to get your measurements for something, could you come here?" Della obeys thinking maybe a new dress as apresent. "What measurements do you need, honey?" Della answered in her sweetest voice. Jim said "I need to getyour head size for something, that's all." "Well, Okay, " Della replied surprised at first, and then realized that shemust 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'sgreat, don't you think? You don't look to sure about it?" The wigmaker replied, lying, "It's great, after all it's thethought that counts, right?." "Sure thing Phil, well, gotta go, tomorrow's Della's birthday, are you going to bethere?" "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 untiesthe ribbon, carefully undoes the golden wrapping paper, opens the box, and slowly takes out the tissue paper, pieceby piece. "I'm really exited," she says as the first piece floats to the floor. "I can hardly wait, I know it will begreat," she says as the second tissue is lifted up. "This is the last one, it's it's ......... it's a wig!!!" Della shoutsloudly and upset. "It is just a piece of filthy old hair, worse yet it's someone else's who could have germs. Howdare you, you, you" Jim shouts back, in order to be heard by the roaring of Della, "My sweet, it's your very ownhair, the hair in which you cut off to buy me a Christmas present, doesn't that mean anything to...

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