JABOUILLE (MADAME MATHILDE), wife of the preceding. She was a woman of
about thirty, plain-looking, and exceedingly thin. From the time of
her marriage to Jabouille, his business began to decrease, and this,
it would appear, was due to her reputation, which alarmed the more
respectable customers. Her liaisons were numerous, and included
Mahoudeau, Chaine, and Jory, but after the death of her husband she
married the last named, settling down into respectability and ruling him
with a rod of iron. L'Oeuvre.