From: Sally Blackburn <email@example.com>
Date: Aug 24, 2006 4:58 PM
AndRhetts embraces coarsened her,
brutalized her! It was not lost onMelanie that Rhetts conduct had
gone far toward redeeming him inMammys eyes. I cant work convicts
like Johnnie Gallegher. Ah wouldn swap disyere gal fer a bakersdozen
of boys. They had made a bargain and shewas quite pleased with her
side of the bargain. No one caredanything about him any more, not
even Aunt Melly or Uncle Rhett. To one person in the house it was
not a happy day. Wade went dancing out happily, calling to Pork,
and Rhett picked upthe baby again. Mist Rhett, Miss Scarlett wuz
bad ter tell you dat! If I wanted you, no lock would keep me out.
Did you have a good time at those parties? At thatmoment, Mammy
entered the dining room. Uncle Rhett, he began, do people like girls
better than boys? His face hardened slightly and his eyes became
blank. Ah wouldn swap disyere gal fer a bakersdozen of boys. Mammy
giggled and switched till her huge bulk shook.
Three children were enough for any woman to have. She sat up in
his lap and stared into his face with frank curiosity. Well, you
can go to see anyone you want to. If he was waiting for words from
her, these were not the words hewanted. And, if she waslucky, she
might see him alone. Oh, how wicked I am, shethought guiltily. To
one person in the house it was not a happy day. But she wouldnot,
she told him firmly, have any trashy free issue niggers inher nursery.