Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Hautot and His Son." Guy De Maupassant

Review: Hautot goes hunting, has a horrible accident when his gun misfires, and he dies. But not without telling his son that since his son's mother had died, seven years before, he had taken up with a woman and his father wants his son to tell her what happened and to take care of her. He dies. The son goes to the woman. She is naturally very upset, but she arranges that the son takes the father’s place at her table every Thursday at noon.

Great French Short Stories. Ed. Germaine Brèe. New York: Dell Publishing Co., inc. 1969.

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