As a child, the following story, THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, was my favorite of all among many christmas stories, and today, this Christmas, I share it with my readers. May your Christmas be spent giving others the best gift of all: Yourself. / Ken @ Bibliomarket
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
by O. Henry
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.