TEUSE (LA), an elderly woman who acted as servant to Abbe Mouret. In
addition, she cleaned the church and kept the vestments in order; on
occasion, it was said, she had even served the Mass for the Abbe's
predecessor. She was garrulous and ill-tempered, but was devoted to
Mouret, of whom she took the greatest care, and she was also kind to his
weak-minded sister, Desiree. La Faute de l'Abbe Mouret.