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Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


STORY ABSTRACT
 


NAME OF THE STORYTELLER:

ELIZABETH WHITE


TITLE OF THE STORY:

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL:

Story adapted from the short story The Gift of the Magi
written by William Sydney Porter under the pen name O. Henry.
The Gift of the Magi was written circa 1905 and first appeared in the
New York World Magazine; the following year the story appeared in
The Four Million, a collection of short stories written by O. Henry.
The story has no copyright restrictions at present.


TALETYPE:

The Gift of the Magi is a parable with a twist for modern times.


STORY RATING:

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY OF THE STORY:

Jim and Della, a poor married couple, live in New York City.  In their day to day struggle to survive, both have become convinced that the most important things in life center around material possessions.  One Christmas Eve, the couple discovers that their reliance on the material matters little in the grand scheme of things it it love that matters most of all.


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