And what do you suppose I am to wear at such an affair?
Why, darling, I thought you'd be pleased. You never go out, and this is a great occasion. I had tremendous trouble to get it. Every one wants one; it's very select, and very few go to the clerks. You'll see all the really big people there.
Could you lend me this, just this alone?
Yes, of course.
I... I... I've no longer got Madame Forestier's necklace....
You must write to your friend. and tell her that you've broken the clasp of her necklace and are getting it mended. That will give us time to look about us.
I brought you another one just like it. And for the last ten years we have been paying for it. You realise it wasn't easy for us; we had no money.... Well, it's paid for at last, and I'm glad indeed
Oh, my poor Mathilde! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs!...