My husband came home with invitations to the Minister of Education but it saddened me because I knew I didn't have a fancy dress or jewelry so I would look poor.
I went to see my good friend Mme. Forestier and she lent me a beautiful diamond necklace for the ball.
The night of the ball I lost the necklace and couldn't find it anywhere.
My husband made deals with loan sharks to buy a necklace like the one I was lent. After that were in a ton of debt and had to work very hard to pay it off.
Years after returning the necklace I ran into Mme. Forestier and admitted that I had lost the necklace and bought a new one. She was shocked and told me that the one she lent me wasn't even real diamonds.