The text states, "She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every luxury and delicacy. She had suffered from the poorness of her house" (Maupassant 2).
Mathilde complains, "Nothing. Only I haven't a dress so I can't go to the party. Give your invitation to some friend of yours whose wife will be turned out better than I shall" (Maupassant 19).
Monsieur states, "Very well. I'll give you four hundred francs. But try and get a really nice dress with the money" (Maupassant 26).
The text states, "A superb diamond necklace; her heart began to beat covetously. Her hands trembled as she lifted it. She fastened it round her neck" (Maupassant 42).
The text states, "But suddenly she uttered a cry. The necklace was no longer round her neck!" (Maupassant 54).
Madame Forestier halted, "I brought you another one just like it. And for the last ten years we have been paying for it. You realize it wasn't easy for us; we had no money... Well, it's paid for at last, and I'm glad indeed" (Maupassant 113).