I am trying to find a short story whose title and author I forget.
The story is written in English and it is about a newly-wed (or soon-to-be-wed) man who scams his wife/fiancée out of her money (or some other asset) by escaping with it on a bus. Basically, the story starts with the couple getting on a two-story bus. The man tells the woman to wait on the first story while he goes to the rooftop to smoke. Time passes, but the man never comes down. Eventually, the woman becomes the only person left on the bus. She realizes that the man left without her; he was a scammer who was after her money and never intended to be her husband. Devastated, the woman goes to her cousin's house, where the story ends.
I think the story takes place in France or Belgium during the 19th century.