A chambermaid with her wits about her and a good pair of eyes knows perfectly well what goes on between her employers. She doesn't even need to listen at the door; the bathroom, the bedroom, the bedding and so many other things tell her everything. It's unbelievable how people make almost no effort to hide the signs of their dirty pleasures, yet at the same time they'll lecture others on morality, and insist on their servants being on their best behavior at all times.
|Born||February 16, 1848|
Octave Mirbeau was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved fame in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde. His work has been translated into thirty languages.