Power of choices project
When Madame Losiel said she needed a new dress for the ball her husband gave her his money he had been saving for a hunting trip to make her "happy". "Very well. I will give your four hundred francs. And try to have a pretty gown". Her husband was being very generous because Madame Losiel was ungrateful for the dress she already had.
Contents of a dead mans pockets
"filling the yellow sheet that had brought him out here. Contents of the dead mans pockets, he thought with sudden fierce anger, a wasted life."
I chose this quote because it ties into both stories like when tom almost died but he didn't and that's like a second chance to make things right by spending more time with his wife and Madame Losiel didn't get a second chance because she wasted 10 yrs of her life paying back debts that were unesseceary.