The french fucker is a depressing twat to read.
Two friends stop by the river and they get executed by Prussian soldiers.
Two buddies make friends with a maid. One of the buddies strikes a romantic relationship with the maid, the effect of which, leaves the other buddy very very sad and alone. The unlucky buddies falls over and bridge and drowns himself into the river.
And the prostitute who tries resist the attentions of the Prussian soldier, only to give in because her traveling companions are used as ransom. The companions of course, don’t thank her or they shun her even more for the her actions. The prostitute can only cry.
Yep Maupassant, you are a downer.