Thursday, 31 October 2019

Recapitulation of A Gift for Christmas

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                                      Recapitulation of  A Gift for Christmas


1. Because she did not have enough money to buy present for her husband.
2. The house was small. The sofa was small. Their clothes were old.
3. She has planned for something nice and fine for Jim.
4. Jim’s gold watch and Della’s long hair.
5. She bought a platinum watch chain for Jim.
6. She sold her hair.
7. She felt nervous.
8. He simply looked at her with a strange expression on his face.
9. She said she did not have enough money to buy present for him.
10. A set of combs.
11. He sold his gold watch.


1. Della wanted to buy a Christmas present for her husband. She had been saving for several months. But she could save only one dollar and eighty seven cents. She could not save more because expenses had been greater than she has calculated.

2. Della wanted to buy a Christmas present for her husband. But she did not have enough money for that. She had been saving for several months. But she could save only one dollar and eighty seven cents. So she sold her hair to buy a Christmas present for her husband.

3. Della wanted to buy a Christmas present for her husband. She had planned for something nice and fine for Jim. She searched the whole town. She found a platinum chain for Jim’s gold watch. It was simple but well made.

4. Jim was only twenty years old. His income was very small. He earned only twenty dollars a week. The rent of the house was eight dollars a week. The house was in poor condition. So, the story writer calls Jim ‘a poor fellow’.

5. Della sold her hair to buy a Christmas gift for her husband. When Jim came home, he simply looked at her with a strange expression on his face. It was not shock, surprise or anger.

6. Jim’s gold watch and Della’s long hair were the two most precious things in their house. Della sold her hair to buy a Christmas gift for Jim. Jim sold his watch to buy a Christmas gift for Della. Thus, both of them gave each the gifts of true love.