Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant, 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893, was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form’s finest exponents.

That Pig of a Morin

"Here, my friend," I said to Labarbe, "you have just repeated those five words, that pig of a Morin. Why on earth do I never hear Morin's name mentioned without his being called a pig?"

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Saint Anthony

They called him Saint Anthony, because his name was Anthony, and also, perhaps, because he was a good fellow, jovial, a lover of practical jokes,

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The two young women appear to be buried under a blanket of flowers. They are alone in the immense landau, which is filled with flowers like a giant basket.

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