Look honey! Its an invitation for the minister of educations party!
OH WOW! I will get the most wonderful dress ever!
Yes...I suppose you will...
Wonderful isn't it?
“The Minister of education and Madame Ramponneau request the pleasure of the company of Monsieur and Madame Loisel at the Ministry of the evening of Monday, January the 18th.”
This party is most delightful!
“He grew pale, for this was the exact amount he had been saving for a gun, intending to get a little shooting next summer on the plain of Nanterre with some friends who went lark-shooting their on sundays. Nevertheless he said: ‘Very well. I'll give you four hundred francs. But try and get a really nice dress with the money.”
What?! how could this be?!
“Next day she went to her friends house to tell her the trouble. Madame Forestier went to her dressing table, took a large box, brought it to Madame Loisel, opened it, and said: ‘Choose my dear.’
Oh no! Why that costed no more than 500 francs!
“The day of the party arrived. Madame Loisel was a success. She was the prettiest woman present, elegant, graceful, smiling, ad quite above herself with happiness.”
“She took off the garments in which she had wrapped her shoulders, so as to see herself in all her glory before the mirror. But suddenly she uttered a cry. The necklace was no longer around her neck!”
“ Madame Forestier, deeply moved, took her two hands. ‘Oh my poor mathilde! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs!...”