Give your invitation to some friend of yours whosewife will be turned out better than I shall
And what do you suppose I am to wear at such anaffair
Why, darling, I thought you'd be pleased?
Why, the dress you go to the theatre in. It looks very nice, to me
I . . I .. I've no longer got Madame Forestier's necklace
What! . . . Impossible
"I brought you another one just like it. And for the last ten years we have been paying for it. You realise it wasn'teasy 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 wasworth at the very most five hundred francs!"