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Short story – “The Decoration” by Guy de Maupassant

I am so tired from a long and late night doing a clean install of Windows 10 that I can’t write much. This is probably the last Maupassant story I will write about on this blog. I chose it tonight because it is quite a short short story.

About a man who hankers after a medal to wear around town, like so many other people he sees. Almost everyone of note seems to wear one. So it is a story of obsession with trivial matters, which means he takes his eye off what is important. I liked it, but it is a similar formula to many of Maupassant’s shorter morality tale type of short story.

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