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by Guy de Maupassant

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What do you think the Loisels have learned from their sacrifice?

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One would hope that Mathilde has learned the hard way that it's simply foolish to pretend to be someone and/or something you're not, yet that's precisely what she did earlier by wearing what she thought was an expensive necklace to the Education Ministry ball. Mathilde has always believed herself to be a cut above the rest, someone with blue blood in her veins, but in reality she was nothing more than a lower middle-class housewife from a long line of lowly civil...

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