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Syndication

In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside.

We recommend purchasing the book illustrated by P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.

Direct download: Master_Gift_of_the_Magi_MP3.mp3
Category:Classic Favorites -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT
Comments[1]

  • One of O. Henry's trademarks was the surprise ending. In this classic he does not fail.

    posted by: Gil Moegerle on 2016-12-11 05:22:01

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