The price, with a four-thousand-franc discount, is thirty-six thousand francs
They take the necklace case from jeweler to jeweler to find a strand of diamonds that matches the one lost. They finally see one in a shop at the Palais-Royal.
The Loisels are left with their debts. They get rid of their maid. They move to a poorer apartment.
The wife now has to do all the menial work herself, to save a few sous
The husband moonlights, working in the evenings for a bookkeeper and often at nights. doing copying at twenty-five centimes a page.
This goes on year after year until the debt is paid. The time of penury has transformed Mathilde into a poor, prematurely old hag, red hands, and neglected hair, but in her misery she often remembers the minister’s ball.
what if i did not lost the necklace ? our life will be better than now
One Sunday, she sees Madame Forestier taking a child for a walk.
The replacement necklace is returned to Madame Forestier
Jeanne Forestier is still young-looking and attractive.
Mathilde Loisel decides to tell her old friend everything that happened. She stops to speak to her but is not recognized until she introduces herself.
I wanna tell about the necklace the i gave you, it is replaced and for the past ten years has been slaving to pay for it
Oh! My poor Mathilde! But mine was a fake. It was worth no more than five hundred francs!”