Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:05 pm

Gift Theft of the Magi

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 11:05 pm
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For those who aren’t familiar with Greensboro, the famous short-story writer O. Henry grew up here. (There are a boulevard and a hotel named after him.) Perhaps the most famous Henry story is “Gift of the Magi,” in which (spoiler alert) a poor husband and wife exchange Christmas gifts: She cuts off and sells her long, beautiful hair to buy a fob for his watch, which he has sold to buy a set of combs for her hair.

The webcomic XKCD has a new take on the old story.

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