Title: Moiron .
Date Read: 12th December 2011
Available Online?: YES
Briefly: Monsieur Maloureau recounts his time as a district attorney, and the case involving mild-mannered teacher, Monsieur Moiron.
Afterthoughts: An engaging tale from Maupassant, which explores murder and the darker side of man’s heart. A well constructed tale – a whodunnit – and it’s one which keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Very readable, especially if you like your stories a little twisted.
Notable Quote: Monsieur Moiron, who was a teacher in the north of France, enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout the whole country. He was a person of intelligence, quiet, very religious, a little taciturn; he had married in the district of Boislinot, where he exercised his profession. He had had three children, who had died of consumption, one after the other. From this time he seemed to bestow upon the youngsters confided to his care all the tenderness of his heart.
*Story read as part of my Devouring De Maupassant reading challenge.