Archive | March 8, 2019


THE WARDROBE Guy De Maupassant As we sat chatting after dinner, a party of men, the conversation turned on women, for lack of something else. One of us said: “Here’s a funny thing that happened to me on, that very subject.” And he told us the following story: One evening last winter I suddenly felt […]


MY UNCLE JULES Guy De Maupassant A white-haired old man begged us for alms. My companion, Joseph Davranche, gave him five francs. Noticing my surprised look, he said: “That poor unfortunate reminds me of a story which I shall tell you, the memory of which continually pursues me. Here it is: “My family, which came […]