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Bauche, La Mere

A stern and dominating innkeeper, who convinced her son that he could do better than marry his childhood sweetheart, and was indirectly the cause of her suicide.

"She was about sixty years of age and was very stout and short in the neck. She wore her own gray hair.... Her eyebrows were large and bushy ...serious in their effect, but not so serious as the pair of green spectacles which she always wore under them." - La Mere Bauche.