By O. Henry
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One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. These pennies were saved one and two at a time. To save this money, she had to fight with the vegetable man, the meat man, and all the sales people in every store. Three times Della counted the money. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.

She could do nothing but lay down on the couch and cry. So Della did. She cried and cried. She looke...

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