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The Flayed Hand

By De Maupassant, Guy

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Flayed Hand  
Author: De Maupassant, Guy
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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One evening about eight months ago I met with some college comrades at the lodgings of our friend Louis R. We drank punch and smoked, talked of literature and art, and made jokes like any other company of young men. Suddenly the door flew open, and one who had been my friend since boyhood burst in like a hurricane. Guess where I come from? he cried. I bet on the Mabille, responded one. No, said another, you are too gay; you come from borrowing money, from burying a rich uncle, or from pawning your watch. You are getting sober, cried a third, and, as you scented the punch in Louis' room, you came up here to get drunk again....

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