She becomes Cyrus's second wife at age seventeen and gives birth to Charles Trask, Adam's half-brother. "She was not very pretty so there was no need to watch her. Her eyes were pale, her complexion sallow, and her teeth crooked. ... Whether she liked children or not no one ever knew. She was not asked, and she never said anything unless she was asked. ... She never offered any opinion or statement, and when a man was talking she gave a vague impression of listening while she went about during the housework." She suffers from tuberculosis and dies years later.