BOVES (COMTESSE DE), wife of the preceding, was a beautiful woman of
about forty years of age. She was a constant customer at "The Ladies'
Paradise," but as her husband kept her very short of money, was seldom
able to buy anything. Eventually temptation proved too strong for her,
and she was caught in the act of stealing some valuable lace. The matter
was, however, kept quiet, and a scandal avoided. Au Bonheur des Dames.