The Rogerses on Fanny Fern.
that he had gone to bed. �Everybody is obliged
to lie, who has anything to do with her,� he added,
truly enough. The next morning he brought Fan-
ny to the house, in a hired carriage. She went
upstairs into Jim�s room; where another violent
scene occurred. In that room she lived for
three days, Jim taking up her meals. Mrs.
Rogers was sick abed; Fanny saw nothing of
any of the family but Rogers. At last he brought
her down-stairs, to the suppertable. Mrs. R.
regarded her o carrying off Jim as a deplora-
ble triumph on Fanny�s part. She pronounces
her �the worst woman in every way in the world.�
She won�t connive at any amiable fictions about
the marriage; denying, when questioned, that
they are or can be happy, and that Jim likes
her. I got some particulars, too, about
Fanny�s atrocious tyranny over poor Louisa
Jacobs. Inventing some transitory spasm
of jealousy against the girl and Jim in the course of
some household round game, Fanny abused
her like a very drab, calling her all the
whores and bitches she could lay her tongue to;
finally attempting to strike her, which Jim
prevented. �Woman! if you do,� said he, �I
shall do you a mischief. In consequence of
this row, Louisa Jacobs was sent off.