|Subject:||[Gnue-sb-commits] aghast steer|
|Date:||Fri, 22 Sep 2006 19:38:35 +0700|
Not until hours later did she recall that he had not kissedher on the lips.
And for a man, especially RhettButler, to ask such a question was unthinkable.
Scarlett, she said, putting out her hands.
None of them, of course, compared with General Lee.
She cast a quick glanceat the slight figure with blushing face bent over the sewing.
She ran stumblingacross the parlor and into the hall and clutched the ends of hissash.
Pretty things are too hard to get these days.
Do forgive me for saying that about Wade.
And the Yankees had been driven out of Georgia, back intoTennessee. But lying weak andforlorn in the bed, she could only nod. She simply could not tell Rhett she wanted itfor Ashley. Oh, how could he, when he loved herand not Melanie? Though you lost Charlie, you have his son. She cast a quick glanceat the slight figure with blushing face bent over the sewing. Though you lost Charlie, you have his son.
It was a long yellow sash, made of thickChina silk and edged with heavy fringe. It was only by the intervention ofEvan and Cade that my mustache was saved.
He stopped speaking and his hands dropped from her face, but hiseyes still clung to her eyes. And for a man, especially RhettButler, to ask such a question was unthinkable.
But even with this loss on the topof the others, the Souths spirit was not broken. Against no one was feeling more bitter than against Rhett Butler. The very thought of Melanie having a child wasrepellent to Scarlett.
She could be sorry for Melanie now, sorry with a faintcontempt for her blindness, her stupidity. Beforethe war she wouldnt have let one of our darkies wear them.
Darling, you look like a ragamuffin, said Melanie when the firstexcitement of homecoming was over. But I knowyouve cut up a dress or a shawl to make it.
Then, at night, the door ofthe bedroom closed and he was alone with Melanie. Oh, there were so many things she would preface with Do youremember? Divorced people were under the ban not only of the Churchbut of society. And, then, there was aman named Sherman who was being mentioned more and more often.
And anyway,Id rather remember you saying good-by to me here than shivering atthe depot.
You leave me alone, said Scarlett, her face like stone.
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