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The Gift of the Magi

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6

Author

O.
Henry

Appeared in

A Fireside Book of Yuletide Tales

Story Summary

The classic tale of poor young newlyweds trying to make Christmas a time of giving. He sells his grandfather's pocket watch to buy her a comb for her beautiful long hair. She sells her hair to a wig-maker to buy him a silver watch-chain for his grandfather's watch.

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