A woman says, ’I am not dead!’ – level 1

09-09-2021 07:00

Jeanne Pouchain lives near Lyon, France. Something crazy happens to her four years ago. Pouchan’s husband gets a letter from a court. The letter says that she is dead. Her husband must pay her debts.

The couple cannot believe it. It is a mistake. Then Pouchain cannot change the situation. She speaks to authorities. Nobody knows what to do because Pouchain is officially dead.

Now the woman is 59 years old. She loses her job. She is afraid to leave home. She cannot go to doctors.

The court takes some of her things. She does not have any money. She hopes that somebody can check her situation again. She wants to be alive.

Difficult words: debt (money which a person must pay to somebody else), mistake (when somebody understands something in the wrong way), hope (to feel good about the future).

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