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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated Eight dollars a week or a million a year-- what is the difference? A mathematician or a wit would give you the wrong answer. That is to say that it makes no difference to them. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. But a mathematician would certainly say there’s a difference between a million a year and $8 a week! Press <Enter> to Continue Notes
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated Eight dollars a week or a million a year-- what is the difference? A mathematician or a wit would give you the wrong answer. And to a wit—a person who is smart and can say there’s a big difference between a million a year and $8 a week. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. But they would be wrong, because to Jim and Della, they’re happy either way. Press <Enter> Now to Continue
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated The magi brought valuable gifts, but that was not among them. This dark assertion will be illuminated later on. The Magi were the three wise men that brought gifts to the infant Jesus at Bethlehem. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. The Magi brought gifts that were valuable at the time. Press <Enter> to Continue Notes
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated The magi brought valuable gifts, but that was not among them. This dark assertion will be illuminated later on. The author is giving us a hint of what is to come later in the story. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. The hint is that there’s something about Della’s gift that’s even better than the gifts that the Magi brought the baby Jesus. Press <Enter> Now to Continue
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated Jim drew a package from his overcoat pocket and threw it upon the table. Well, it looks like Jim has a gift of his own. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. It’s a package small enough to fit in his pocket—what could it be? Press <Enter> Now to Continue And how could he have money to buy a gift?
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated "Don't make any mistake, Dell," he said, "about me. I don't think there's anything in the way of a haircut or a shave or a shampoo that could make me like my girl any less. Jim reassures Della that her hair being there or being gone is not something that would make him angry. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. Press <Enter> Now to Continue
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated But if you'll unwrap that package you may see why you had me going a while at first." But there is something that made him have that strange expression— something that the package will explain. Annotated Gift of the Magi © 2007. All Rights Reserved. What could it be? Press <Enter> Now to Continue
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by O. Henry The Gift of the Magi Annotated White fingers and nimble tore at the string and paper. Della opens the package in a rush.
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