The Necklace

Explain second part of story


Teacher: Children let’s start with second part of the story. We know how Mathilde had borrowed necklace from her friend and lost it during the party. They tried searching it everywhere. But they could not find it. They stared at each other stunned and Mr.Loisel went out over the whole route to see if he could find it. She remained in her ball dress all night, her mind blank. Her husband returned at about seven o’clock. He had found nothing. He went to the police, to the newspapers to offer a reward, to the cab companies; everywhere the tiniest glimmer of hope led him. She waited all day, in despair at this frightful disaster. Mr.Loisel returned in the evening, a hollow, pale figure; he had found nothing. “You must write to your friend,” he said, “tell her you have broken the clasp of her necklace and that you are having it mended. It will give us time to look some more.” At the end of one week they had lost all hope. And Mr.Loisel, who suddenly looked aged, declared, “We must consider how to replace the jewel.” And so, they went from jeweller to jeweller, looking for a necklace like the other one. In a shop at the Palais Royal, they found a string of diamonds which seemed to be exactly like what they were looking for. It was worth forty thousand francs. They could have it for thirty-six thousand.