One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. Every day, when shewent to the shops, she spent very little money. She bought the cheapest meat,the cheapest vegetables. And when she was tired, she still walked round andround the shops to find the cheapest food. She saved every cent possible.
Della counted the money again. There was no mistake. One dollar andeighty-seven cents. That was all. And the next day was Christmas.
She couldn't do anything about it. She could only sit down and cry. Soshe sat there, in the poor little room, and she cried.]-"lived in thispoor little room, in New York, with Della lived in this poor little room, in NewYork, with her husband, James Dillingham Young. They also had a bedroom, and akitchen and a bathroom - all poor little rooms. James Dillingham Young waslucky, because he had a job, but it was not a good job. These rooms took mostof his money. Della tried to find work, but times were bad, and there was nowork for her. But when Mr. James Dillingham Young came home to his rooms, Mrs. JamesDillingham Young called him 'Jim' and put her arms round him. And that wasgood.
Della stopped crying and she washed her face. She stood by the window,and looked out at a grey cat on a grey wall in the grey road. Tomorrow wasChristmas Day, and she had only one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy Jim aChristmas present. Her Jim. She wanted very much to buy him something reallyfine, something to show how much she loved him.
Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on thewall. Her eyes were bright.
little：指小，但突出感情色彩。比如a little girl突出小姑娘很可爱。比如a little room突出房子小且寒酸。
job表示工作是可数，找工作是find a job
2. 前面加a，变成a little指“一丁点儿”，是肯定的意思。