They found a string of diamonds at Palais Royal, that seemed to them exactly like the one they had lost.
40 thousand francs. Its on discount. You can have it for thirty-six
ok. but you'll have to buy it back for 34 in case we find that one before february ends
okay can you please not sell it for 3 days
This one is exactly like ours. how much is it for ?
Loisel and Mathilde started to plan on how they would arrange for such a big amount.
But that will take a lot of time and effort. 18 thousand francs isn't a small amount.
Honey, I've never even seen 36 thousand francs in my life, how will we arrange for them.
We already have 18 thousand francs that my father left me in the cupboard, we can borrow the rest.
I know that it will take a lot of time and effort but we will try our best.
The next day, when Mathilde took back the necklace, Madame Forestier said to her, in a chilly manner...
You should have returned it sooner; I might have needed it
It was worth forty thousand francs. They could have it for thirty-six, the man said. So they begged the jeweler not to sell it for three days yet. And made a bargain that he should buy it back for thirty-four thousand, in case they should find the lost necklace by the end of February.
Thereafter, Mathilde and Loisel dismissed their servant; changed their house to a tiny one; and worked long hours.
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Loisel possessed eighteen- thousand francs that his father had left him. He would borrow the rest. He did borrow. He took on the prospect of having to work forever to repay the loans. Finally, he went to get the new necklace, laying upon the jeweler's counter, thirty-six thousand francs.
This life lasted 10 years. One Sunday, having gone to take a walk, she saw Madame Forestier, who was leading her daughter.
But madam! I do not know you. You must have mistaken me for someone else
No. I am Mathilde Loisel
Madame Forestier did not open the case, as her friend had so much feared. If she had detected the substitution, what would she have thought? what would she have said? Would she not have taken Mathilde for a thief?
When Mathilde told her all about how she replaced the necklace and the amount of hardwork it took them to repay the loans, Madame Forestier said...
You say that you bought a diamond necklace to replace mine?
Yes. You never noticed it, then! They were very similar.
Now Mathilde had to do the housework herself. She washed the dishes and the clothes for laundry; carried the garbage down the street every morning and dressed in the most ordinary clothes. She lived like the poor lived, not what she thought was poverty earlier on. Her husband worked evenings, doing extra work keeping accounts of people and did some copying work for a writer for a small amount of money.
I am exhausted of doing all the housework.
oh my god! When will all of this end!
At the end of ten years, they had paid everything, everything, with the rates of interest and the accumulations of the compound interest. Mathilde looked old now. She looked strong, hard and rough. With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands.
Oh, my poor Mathilde! How you have changed!
Good day Jeanne!
Mathilde was completely shocked at hearing that she and her husband had wasted 10 precious years of their life, repaying for a fake necklace!She realised how strange life is! How small a thing is needed to make or ruin us!
Oh, my poor Mathilde! Why, my necklace was costume! It was worth at the most 500 francs!