of whose secret inner cabinet she has...made a wild beast’s den

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 27) | Genius

Quotation: “To England, then, I conveyed her; a fearful voyage I had with such a monster in the vessel. Glad was I when I at last got her to Thornfield, and saw her safely lodged in that third-storey room, of whose secret inner cabinet she has now for ten years made a wild beast’s den—a goblin’s cell. I had some trouble in finding an attendant for her, as it was necessary to select one on whose fidelity dependence could be placed; for her ravings would inevitably betray my secret:besides, she had lucid intervals of days—sometimes weeks—which she filled up with abuse of me. "
Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. Does it mean "She has now for ten years turned the inner cabinet where she lived into a wild beast's den"?
  • kency

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    English - SE England
    It means she has turned the secret inner cabinet into a wild beast's den. 'Cabinet' is an old word for a small room.
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