Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat

With our teacher Pilar, we have been reading short stories. The last one that we read was ‘Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat’. Based on the story, we had to choose whay activity to do: 1)  To write on a diary about the last day Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel spent together as if you are the Colonel. 3) To write a letter as if you were Miss Pulteney to her best friend. I chose the first option:

Dear diary,

     Today I had to make one of the hardest things in my life. I told Mrs. Bixby that we couldn’t see eachother anymore.
     I must admit, that we had a nice relationship that worked very well. We didn’t get bored of eachother since we seldom met and throughout the years our “alliance” never had a hitch. Nevertheless, I think that I have more feelings for her than she has for me because if not, she would have already left her husband and came to live with me. Which means that I am her “second option”. And I am not very keen on that idea since I don’t think that I deserve that because I treated her with respect and kindness.
     When my servant gave her the mink coat, there was a little card where I wrote on, that by reading it, she might know why it’s best if we didn’t see eachother anymore.
     Anyway, I hope it’s for the best.
                                    – Colonel.

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