"The Necklace" By: Guy de MaupassantIllustrated by: Hayden Navarrete, p.1
My dear, I have gotten you a invitation to a very fancy ball you must go. I will give you money to go buy a dress and you can borrow a jewel from Madame Forestier.
I have no jewels, no dresses! I cannot bear to go to the ball looking like this! You should have known this!
I am the prettiest one at the ball. I am so glad Madame Forestier let me use her beautiful diamond necklace. Everybody here just simply adores me in this wonderful dress!
I have lost Madame Forestier's necklace!! What are we going to do?! I have to return it soon or else she might suspect something!!
How can you have lost it! Write her a letter saying you broke the clasp and have to fix it. Now we have to buy a replacement since we can"t find it. This is going to cost so much money. I am going to have to ask for so many loans.
It has been ten years and we have finally paid off the necklace. It has been an awful ten years. I have aged so much. my hair has even turned gray!!!!
Oh, Madame forestier!! I haven't seen you for ten years. I must confess that I lost your diamond necklace and replaced it with a new one!!
Oh my!! My dear oh how you have changed. I must tell you though, that necklace wasn't real diamonds. It was only a costume necklace. Oh how you should have just told me and you wouldn't have had to buy a real one.