GRANDMORIN (BERTHE), daughter of the preceding, was the wife of a
magistrate, M. de Lachesnaye. She was a narrow-minded and avaricious
woman, who affected ignorance of her father's real character, and the
influence of her husband tended to increase her meanness. After the
murder of President Grandmorin, when vague suspicions fell on Roubaud,
Berthe took up a position antagonistic to her old play-fellow Severine
Roubaud, in the hope that a legacy left by Grandmorin to her would be
cut down. La Bete Humaine.