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A .skxtk.vce of six years' imprisonment was passed by the Seine Assizes upon a faithless domestic named Marie Partoy,' who had robbed and illtreated her mistress, an elderly widow named Du Teil. Her employer two years ago found Marie Partoy penniless and homeless. Mine, Du Teil, who was an invalid and living alone, took the woman into her service. She repaid her mistress' kindness by robbing her of her plate, her jewellery, and a large sum of money. .Finding that the old lady was growing feeble, the servant took entire, charge of the household, locked her mistress in a filthy room, and left her without attention. Mme. Du Ted's relations were refused admission to the house, which soon was tenanted by the servants'- relatives. Believing that her mistress was about to die, Marie Partoy drew up a will, constituting herself sole heiress of Mme. JJu Teil. Then, putting a pen into the old lady's hand, she compelled her to sign the document, beating her until she was reduced to submission. Mme. Du Ted's relatives fortunately discovered what was happening, and invoked the aid of the law. When the police entered the house they found the invalid in a deplorable state, through neglect and starvation. She was removed to the hospital, where she recovered sufficiently to give' evidence against her brutal gaoler-

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BASE INGRATITUDE., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 13757, 23 May 1908, Supplement

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BASE INGRATITUDE. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 13757, 23 May 1908, Supplement

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