The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Адаптированная книга на английском языке «Zorro by Johnston McCulley». Аудиокнига на английском.

Адаптированная книга The Gift of the Magi by O. HenryThe year is 1905. We are on the streets of New York, with its tall buildings, expensive stores, and important people. But what do we know about the
little people? Who lives behind that door? Who works in that small, dark office?

Let’s open a door and watch two young people on a cold day in December. The apartment is small. It has only two rooms. There are no pictures or photos. We can’t see any special things on the table. But it is a happy home.

Mr. and Mrs. James (Jim) Dillingham Young live here. It is their first home—at $8 a week. Jim works six days a week for $20. Every evening he walks slowly home. His days are long and his feet are heavy. But then he opens the door of the apartment.

There is Mrs. Young—his Della! She is the light in his dark days. She has food on the table for him, and she looks at him with her beautiful brown eyes. Jim always smiles. He is a happy man in his apartment with Della, and she is happy, too.

This afternoon we can see Della in the apartment. Jim is at work. Della puts her money on the table. She has $1.87, and tomorrow is Christmas.

“How can I buy a special Christmas gift for Jim with $1.87? What am I going to do?” she thinks. Della walks across her kitchen. “What can I buy for Jim?”

Della looks at the window. She can see her unhappy face in it. She looks at her long, beautiful hair. Jim always says, “I like to see your hair every morning in the sun. At work, I think about your hair.”

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Young have two special things: Della’s hair and Jim’s gold watch. The watch was a gift from Jim’s father, and Jim always has it with him.

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3 thoughts on “The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

  1. Почему не скачивается книга?
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  2. Яндекс-диск заблокировал все файлы из-за нарушения пользовательского нарушения.
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