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Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

Short stories : The Log by Guy de Maupassant

  The Log by Guy de Maupassant   The drawing-room was small, full of heavy draperies and discreetly fragrant. A large fire burned in the grate and a solitary lamp at one end of the mantelpiece threw a soft light …

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Short stories : The Mask by Guy de Maupassant

The Mask by Guy de Maupassant There was a masquerade ball at the Elysee-Montmartre that evening. It was the ‘Mi-Careme’, and the crowds were pouring into the brightly lighted passage which leads to the dance ball, like water flowing through …

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Short stories : The Orphan by Guy de Maupassant

  The Orphan by Guy de Maupassant Mademoiselle Source had adopted this boy under very sad circumstances. She was at the time thirty-six years old. Being disfigured through having as a child slipped off her nurse’s lap into the fireplace …

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Short stories : The Parrot by Guy de Maupassant

The Parrot by Guy de Maupassant Everybody in Fecamp knew Mother Patin’s story. She had certainly been unfortunate with her husband, for in his lifetime he used to beat her, just as wheat is threshed in the barn. He was …

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Short stories : The Patron by Guy de Maupassant

The Patron by Guy de Maupassant We never dreamed of such good fortune! The son of a provincial bailiff, Jean Marin had come, as do so many others, to study law in the Quartier Latin. In the various beer-houses that …

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