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may see why you had me going
a while at first."
White fingers and nimble tore
at the string a-d paper. And
then an ecstatic scream of joy;
and then, alas! a quick feminine
change to hysterical tears and
wails, necessitating the immedi-
ate employment of all the com-
forting powers of the lord of the
For there lay The Combs--the
set of combs, side and back, that
Della had worshipped for long
in a Broadway window. Beauti-
ful combs, pure tortoise shell,
with jewelled rims--just the
shade to wear in the beautiful
vanished hair. They were ex-
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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/m1/36/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.