Her laying in a poor person bed dreaming of riches. “She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains."
Her opening the envelope with her being invited to the party. “Swiftly she tore the paper and drew out a printed card on which were these words: “The Minister of Education and Madame Ramponneau request the pleasure of the company of Monsieur and Madame Loisel at the Ministry on the evening of Monday, January the 18th.”
Her finding the diamond necklace from her friend. “Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin case, a superb diamond necklace; her heart began to beat covetously. Her hands trembled as she lifted it. She fastened it round her neck, upon her high dress, and remained in ecstasy at sight of herself.
Her saying she lost the necklace. “"I . . . I . . . I've no longer got Madame Forestier's necklace. . . ."
Them buying a necklace from the jeweler. “They begged the jeweler not to sell it for three days. And they arranged matters on the understanding that it would be taken back for thirty-four thousand francs, if the first one were found before the end of February.”
Her giving the necklace back to her friend. “When Madame Loisel took back the necklace to Madame Forestier, the latter said to her in a chilly voice: "You ought to have brought it back sooner; I might have needed it."