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watch was, he sometimes
looked at it on the sly on ac-
count of the old leather strap he
used in place of a chain.
When Della reached home
her intoxication gave way a
little to prudence and reason.
She got out her curling irons
and lighted the gas and went to
work repairing the ravages
made by generosity added to
love. Which is always a tre-
mendous task, dear friends- a
Within forty minutes her head
was covered with tiny, close-
lying curls that made her look
wonderfully like a truant school-
boy. She looked at her reflec-
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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/m1/27/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.