The Piece of String

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The Piece of String (French: La Ficelle) is an 1883 short story by Guy de Maupassant. It is included in the short story collection "Miss Harriet".[1] In this story a guy builds a house of string, then he builds a town. He calls his town "a piece of string" after his beloved mother. He makes a living off of making string houses.


  1. ^ Guy de Maupassant, Miss Harriet, V. Havard, 1884, III-251 p. WorldCat