This week’s First Line Friday is a short story that we all read in school:
One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies.
One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure — her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift.