It was one week from Della's 30th birthday and Jim didn't have enough money to
buy her a present. "Well," Jim thought, "if I don't have a watch then why
should I have a chain for one?" So, he sold his watch chain in order to have
money for Della's present. "Now, what do I buy Della?" he asked himself. "I
think I'll go to the flea market and look for something, because one little
rusty old chain won't buy me very much," Jim stated as he started riding his
bicycle to the market. At the market Jim found many things, some very pretty
and expensive, some very pretty and cheap, and some just plain ugly things that
had been there awhile and always would be until they were finally thrown away. "
Omigosh, is that DDDDeeDDDe...?" Jim stuttered in astonishment. Was what he had
seen real? Or was he just jumping to conclusions? Was that really the hair
that Della had sold just 2 years ago? It was, and Jim thought that Della would
maybe like it back, so he bought it for 2 cents and he was so happy and he
thought he had the best present anyone could ever give their girlfriend. "Now,"
Jim thought, "will this be a useful gift, and I don't mean in a few years, this
time I want to get it right," So Jim thought for two days straight. Finally he
came up with an idea, "I'll make it into a wig, a girl can never have to many
wigs." So he went to the wig shop, which usually only made those white braided
wigs that all the important men wore, but the wigmaker made an exception because
Jim was a good friend and after all, it was for a girls birthday. The wigmaker
asked, "Are you sure Della will like this present, I mean it is rather odd, and
Della's hair has already grown twice as long as this. But don't get me wrong,
I'm not trying to be rude, I mean, well I think I'll just get started on this
wig right away, okay, bye." So Jim left, thinking that the wigmaker was a
little out of his mind that day.
The next day, which... [continues]
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