One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty- seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
The Gift of the Magi is one of O. Henry's most famous short stories. Christmas has become too commercial and it is a good example of how people forget the true spiritual meaning of special occasions. Read the story and remember that "love is the greatest gift of all".
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