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tion in the mirror, long, care-
fully, and critically.
" If Jim doesn't kill me," she
said to herself, " before he takes
a second look at me, he'll
say I look like a Coney Island
chorus girl. But what could
I do - oh! what could I do
with a dollar and eighty-seven
cents ? "
At 7 o'clock the coffee was
made and the frying-pan was
on the back of the stove hot and
ready to cook the chops.
Jim was never late. Della
doubled the fob chain in her
hand and sat on the corner of
the table near the door that he
always entered. Then she
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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/m1/28/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.