The Ration Ticket

Excerpt from the diary of Jules Flegmon.

4 June . -- Ran into Mélina Badin, the actress from the Argos, who told me an absurd story. Some of her admirers had insisted on ceding her a parcel of existence, and she found herself, last May 15, with twenty-one tickets. Now, she claims to have used them all, and says that she lived thirty-six days in the month! I thought I was expected to make a joke:

"This month of May, which consents to prolong itself five days for your sole benefit, is truly a gallant month," I told her.

Mélina seemed sincerely upset at my skepticism. I'm inclined to believe that she's mentally disturbed.

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