By O. Henry
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 4)

The door opened and Jim stepped in and closed it. He looked thin and serious. Poor man, he was only twenty-two, and he had to worry about a family! He needed a new coat, and he was without gloves.

Jim stopped inside the door, and he froze. His eyes fixed on Della. There was a strange expression in his eyes that Della could not read. It made her afraid. It was not displeasure, not surprise, and not fear. It was an expression that Della was not ready for. Ji...

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