Change the ending to one of the short stories. I chose 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant

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"Oh! My poor Matilda! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs! . . . "

"How could you possibly say that Mme?!" exclaimed Matilda with anger.

"Well - unfortunately it is not - and I was sure you knew that the necklace was worthless."

"What do you mean, I sold my house, I gave away everything so I could pay off your "fancy" necklace!"

"I don't understand, Matilda! How could you possibly assume that I bought this necklace for that price, I don't know how I can help you now. What do you want me to do?"

When Matilda heard what the old lady said she became speechless. She now realized how stupid and naïve she was. She could not believe that she destroyed her life over a necklace that had no value what so ever.

"Thank you for telling me that now," said Matilda with tears in her eyes and took off.

"Wait my dear, wait!" - But there was no response.

Matilda did not want to go home for a long time. She was depressed, disappointed and at the same time very upset. She was wondering how her life would look if she decided not to go to that party where she felt like a real queen. She realized now that this happened for a reason. It happened because she could never appreciate what she had had before she lost it; she always wanted more, anything she got from her husband never satisfied her. When the sun went down Matilda decided to go home and not to tell her husband that disaster history. She knew that he is not going to take it easy since he worked very hard to earn and pay back the money. When she...