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    Folk tale???

    I would like to know the name of the story where the poor married couple wants to give each other a gift so the wife sells her hair to buy a chain for her husbands pocket watch and he sells his watch to buy a comb for her hair. I saw it in a movie and heard about it as a Japanise folk tale but don't know what it is called.

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    .............It is not a folk tale..............It is a very famous short story written by O.Henry..........And the name of it is the Gift of Magi.........

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    thank you for the information

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    Yes it is by O Henry who wrote some of his work while in jail. It is one of my absolutely
    favorite stories.

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    I agree. Sweet, ironic, profound...a true work of art.
    "Now I did a job. I ain't got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regards to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job. And then I get paid."

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    oh oh now you know what I got you for Christmas dear Robin.

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