Monsieur Loisel works three jobs, and Mathilde spends all her time doing the heavy housework. She and her husband catch a cab and head home. But the porter had to return unsuccessful, with the answer that he could not come; and to the question, "Why.
The next day, he goes to the police and files a report. A being who bore meekly the jibes of the department, and went to his grave without having done one unusual deed, but to whom, nevertheless, at the close of his life appeared a bright visitant in the form of a cloak, which momentarily cheered his poor life, and upon whom, thereafter, an intolerable misfortune descended, just as it descends upon the mighty of this world.
On the first possible day, he went shopping in company with Petrovitch. His girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for Sports Illu So powerful is sometimes a good scolding.
He gave notes, made ruinous agreements, dealt with usurers, with every type of money-lender. One of them, moved by pity, resolved to help Akakiy Akakievitch with some good advice at least, and told him that he ought not to go to the police, for although it might happen that a police-officer, wishing to win the approval of his superiors, might hunt up the cloak by some means, still his cloak would remain in the possession of the police if he did not offer legal proof that it belonged to him.
Each individual attached to them nowadays thinks all society insulted in his person.
Her husband returned about seven o'clock. The watchman having closed his right nostril with his finger, had no sooner succeeded in holding half a handful up to the left than the corpse sneezed so violently that he completely filled the eyes of all three. This had a marvellous effect upon his mental state.
He went to the police, to the newspapers to offer a reward, to the cab companies, everywhere the tiniest glimmer of hope led him.
But now it appeared that Petrovitch was in a sober condition, and therefore rough, taciturn, and inclined to demand, Satan only knows what price. Her hands trembled as she took it. In short, all his money must be spent; and even if the director should be so kind as to order him to receive forty-five rubles instead of forty, or even fifty, it would be a mere nothing, a mere drop in the ocean towards the funds necessary for a cloak: She had a rich friend, a former schoolmate at the convent, whom she no longer wanted to visit because she suffered so much when she came home.
His stomach filled, he rose from the table, and copied papers which he had brought home. They move to a poorer apartment. You must know that Akakiy Akakievitch's cloak served as an object of ridicule to the officials: On receiving any one of that rank, he became confused, lost his way, as it were, and never knew what to do.
Did you take his number. Finally he sat down by the players, looked at the cards, gazed at the face of one and another, and after a while began to gape, and to feel that it was wearisome, the more so as the hour was already long past when he usually went to bed.
Even at the hour when the grey St. But she played her part heroically. There she comes across Mme. The whole official world will be there. Her frock was ready, however. Petrovitch screwed up his one eye very intently at him, and Akakiy Akakievitch involuntarily said: The Loisels spend a week scraping up money from all kinds of sources, mortgaging the rest of their existence.
He did borrow, asking a thousand francs of one, five hundred of another, five louis here, three louis there. She dressed plainly because she could not dress well, but she was unhappy as if she had really fallen from a higher station; since with women there is neither caste nor rank, for beauty, grace and charm take the place of family and birth.
Where have you come from. In the street all was still bright. Far beyond all his hopes, the director awarded neither forty nor forty-five rubles for Akakiy Akakievitch's share, but sixty. So he and Mathilde decide they have no choice but to buy Mme.
I would almost rather not go to the party. Even the sight of her maid, doing housework, fills her with hopeless regrets and provokes flights of fancy about more opulent surroundings.
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"The Necklace" or "The Diamond Necklace" (French: La Parure) is an short story by French writer Guy de Maupassant. It is known for its twist ending (Ironic ending), which was a hallmark of de Maupassant's style.
The story was first published on 17 February in the French newspaper Le Gaulois. The story has been adapted to film and. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.
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