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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
NE 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 bull-
dozing the grocer and the vege-
table 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
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. The Gift of the Wise Men, book, 1911; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139401/m1/13/: accessed March 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.