Yozshushura At last, tearing himself out of his chair, he leapt into the corridor and raced to the closet. This time he took a few precautions. Every night he would abandon his wife from ten at night to four in the morning, but before he would leave, he always made sure to double-lock her in her room and padlock the shutters. You can see how his lower hand is shiny from all of the tourists taking pictures pretending to pull le passe-muraille out of the wall.
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Plot summary Edit A man named Dutilleul lived in Montmartre. In his forty-third year, he discovered that he possessed the ability to pass effortlessly through walls. In search of a cure he consulted a doctor, who prescribed intensive work and a medicine.
Dutilleul made no change to his rather inactive life, however, and a year later still retained his ability to pass through walls, although with no inclination to use it.
However, a new manager arrived at his office and began to make his job unbearable. Dutilleul began using his power to annoy his manager, who went mad and was taken away to an asylum.
Dutilleul then began to use his ability to burgle banks and jewellery shops. Each time, he would sign a pseudonym "The Lone Wolf" in red chalk at the crime scene, and his criminal exploits soon became the talk of the town. In order to claim the prestige and celebrity status "The Lone Wolf" had gained, Dutilleul allowed himself to be caught in the act. He was put in prison, but used his ability to frustrate his jailers and repeatedly escape.
He then fell in love with a married woman, whose husband went out every night and left her locked in her bedroom. Dutilleul used his power to enter her bedroom and spend the night with her while her husband was away. One morning, Dutilleul had a headache and took two pills he found in the bottom of his drawer. The pills Dutilleul had thought were aspirin were, in fact, the medicine his doctor had prescribed for him a year earlier.
As he was passing through the final outer wall of the property, he noticed he was no longer able to move. He realized his mistake too late. The medicine suddenly took effect, and Dutilleul ended up trapped in the wall, where he remains to this day.
The story has inspired several cinematic adaptations, including the following: - French comedy farce film known in English as Mr. It is also the basis of the stage musical Le Passe Muraille or in its English-language adaptation, Amour. The information in this article is based on that in its French equivalent.
"Le passe-muraille" de Marcel Aymé
The Passe-Muraille (Walker-Through-Walls)