来源:团委  时间:2019-12-18



Mon.:Della and her husband, Jim lived a poor life. Today, they go out for a walk after supper. Christmas is coming. The streets have been decorated lively. Everyone is busy buying special gifts for their dear families.

(Della got close to a special comb,fiddling with her attractive hair. )

Della: (turned back to Jim and asked) Jim, this comb is strange, isn’t it?

Jim: (Got close to Della) do you like it? We can buy it if you do.

Dells: No. I… I am just thinking about its strange shape. (开始玩赏梳子)

Jim: (Looking at and touching Della’s beautiful hair, he was wondering  “Maybe I can buy a beautiful comb for Della as a Christmas gift! Her beautiful hair deserves it. Yes, she would surely like it!”

突然Della看见一个金表带,自语How pretty! It must match Jim’s gold watch well.

Della: Jim? (Smile) let’s go and see what other interesting things can be found. (于是挽着Jim 的手继续往前走)几对伴侣笑谈走过,拎礼物

Tomorrow will be Christmas. But Della feels very sad. Because she has no money to buy a present for her husband , Jim . She has only one dollar and eighty-seven cents .  They have only 20 dollars a week, it doesn’t leave much for saving.


In fact, Della and Jim have two possessions in which they both take very great pride. One is Jim’s gold watch, which has been his father’s and his grandfather’s. The other which we have just seen is Della’s long beautiful hair.


Della 在家数钱D: Life is so hard for me. Though I saved the money for many months , I still have only one dollar and eighty seven cents.

德拉:生活对我来说很困难,虽然我很多个月以前就开始存钱了,我仍然只有1.87美元。在家踱来踱去,走到镜前突然看见自己的头发,散开,左右看,惊喜说Yes, I have my long hair.

D: I—- I—- I have to have my hair cut and sold it . In that way I can get some money and I can buy a beautiful present for Jim.


(At the shop—“Madame Sofronie. We Buy Hair Goods of All Kinds”)


D: Will you buy my hair?


M: Yes, I buy all kinds of hair. Sit down, please. Take your hat off and let me have a look.  Oh, very beautiful. Very good! Twenty dollars , OK?


D: All right. But please give it to me quickly.


M: Don’t be anxious please. I’ll cut your hair first.

The barber took out his scissors. Della sat at the chair and looked at the mirror. When the Barber was going to cut her hair, she suddenly stood up.

Barber :( surprise) My lady, what is wrong with you?

Della: ( nervous) Nothing, I...I think I like my long hair...

Barber :( a little bit angry) My lady, do you still want to sell you hair?

Della :( sit down again, say softly) let’s begin.

In pawn shop在典当铺Jim在店门前踌躇徘徊最终进去

B:Welcome your presence, Sir. What can I do for you?

J:掏出用手绢包着的金表,抚摸I need some money to buy my dear wife a Christmas gift. This is my family’s gold watch. Please give me as much money as it values.

B:眯起双眼仔细瞧I never do business at a loss. Considering your love for your wife. I promise to give you a good price.

J:接过钱 高兴Thank you. Thank you for your kindness.

Mon.:Della spent two hours in the streets. Then she stopped at a Gold Shop and bought a gold watch chain. Now ,Della is at home.


D: Oh, what a beautiful gold watch chain. I think it must match Jim’s watch. When he sees it he must be very happy.


(Suddenly the door opened and in came Jim.)


J: You—–?


D: Jim. Don’t look at me that way. I had my hair cut off and sold it because I couldn’t have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. Jim, it will grow quickly. You don’t mind, do you ? I just had to do it. My hair grows very fast, you know. Say “Merry Christmas!” Jim, and let’s be happy.


J: You’ve cut off your hair?


D: I’ve cut it off and sold it. It’s sold. I tell you -sold and gone, too.   It’s Christmas Eve , Jim. Be good to me, for it went for you.


J: Well , Della. Don’t make any mistake about me. I don’t think there’s anything about a hair cut that could make me love you any less.  I know, it went for me. Look at this package.


D: What ?


J: Look at it yourself. You ‘ll see.


D:Ah! The combs. They were in the shop windows for many months!


J:Yes, the beautiful combs, pure tortoiseshell, with jewelry rims–just the color to wear in your beautiful, hair.


D: But , Jim. They are expensive combs. I know, my heart had longed for them without the least hope of possession. Now they are mine. Thank you Jim.


J; Now, you will see why I was upset at first.


D: Jim, you don’t know what a nice –what a beautiful , nice gift I’ve got for you.  Can you guess?


J: I’m sorry. I won’t guess.


D: Look. A gold watch chain. Isn’t it lovely ,Jim? I hunted all over the town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now. Give me your watch. I want to see how it looks on it.


J: Della, Let’s put our Christmas gifts away and keep them a while. They’re too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money. And I bought the combs. Now, Let’s have our supper.


突然一身敲门声传来Merry Christmas, Della and Jim, we’ve head your story and been moved by your love. Why not join us to have a Christmas  party  together?牵起手拥抱,音乐响

一起No matter how poor you are, love will warm and encourage you forever. Never give up love, and you will be a happy person. We are the magi