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The Gift of GivingChristmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year Love joy and happiness are filled in the air Christmas by Injunction and The Gift of the Magi by OHenry shows what Christmas is all about These short stories both share similarities and differences They both teach how important it is to giveThe Gift of the Magi is about Della and Jim a very poor couple Della counted one dollar and eighty-seven cents Henry 1 And the next day would be Christmas Henry 1 Della realizes one dollar and eighty-seven cents was not enough to buy her love a gift She weeps Della eventually arrives at a place called Mne Sofronie Hair Goods of All Kinds Henry 2 Della has beautiful hair She asks the store owner Madame to buy her hair Madame gives Della twenty dollars for her hair Now Della has enough money to buy Jim a gift Della buys Jim a chain for his watch Jim buys Della combs for her long beautiful hair This short story is about sacrifices to express their love for one anotherChristmas by Injunction is about a wealthy man named Cherokee Cherokee was a civic father of Yellowhammer Henry 1 Cherokee wanted to share his wealth with others This Christmas Cherokee decides to spoil all the kids in his town with gifts Cherokee tells Baldy the mail carrier about his gracious idea Baldy realize Yellowhammer only had adults and no kids Instead of ruining his idea with the bad news Baldy and Trinidad search for kids outside of their town Many parents turned them down Eventually they found a ten year old boy named Bobby He was willing to go to Yellowhammer as long as he received a rifle Bobby receives his rifle on Christmas day and Cherokee takes him back to his mother Christmas by Injunction and The Gift of the Magi has similarities The time of the stories is the Christmas
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