France’s greatest short story teller, Guy de Maupassant, here tells us about a family struggling with poverty but placing its hopes in an uncle who left his home country many years before. Although he had always been the black sheep of the family, throwing his money away, he sends news that he is now a successful businessman and will soon return to make the family rich again. But when they see him … (2,000 words)
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