GOUJET (MADAME), mother of the preceding, was a lace-mender, and lived
with her son in part of the house first occupied by the Coupeaus. She
showed much kindness to them, though she was distressed by her son's
infatuation for Gervaise, and did not altogether approve of his lending
her money to start a laundry. Notwithstanding this, she continued to
assist Gervaise until neglect of work entrusted made it impossible to do
so longer. She died in October, 1868, of acute rheumatism. L'Assommoir.