Based on the following snippets, what do you think the story will be about?
One dollar and eighty-seven cents.
Life is made of up sobs, sniffles, and smiles.
Something fine and rare and sterling
“Please, God, make him think I am still pretty.”
just to see him pluck his beard from envy.
her face had lost its color within twenty seconds
“Shall I put the chops on, Jim?”
He simply stared at her fixedly with that peculiar expression on his face.
It's "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. Go and read it if you haven't before. It's a lovely Christmas story and definitely a classic!
We'll be talking about theme and doing some other things to understand/comprehend and remember the story. Hopefully it goes over well!