Gone with the Wind by Alethea B.
From the Pages 1-254 The main characters are SCARLETT, Ellen, Gerald, Ashley, Melanie, Charles, Aunt Pitty, and of course the awful, the horrible, and the mean Rhett Butler!!
Scarlett O’ Hara is a beautiful, spoiled teenager, who uses the knowledge her mother gave her to be a lady. She also has the power to attract men, and then dump them, so she can move on to the next like a cat would its food. The men. Empty headed as they are, swarm around her like flies in a honey jar. But even though she has all the men in her little pocket, she wants on man, on man that isn’t in her grasp, one man that didn’t seem to love her as the others did. And that man was Ashley.
At hearing about Ashley’s marriage with his cousin Melanie, Scarlet flies into the depths of despair. She had to have Ashley! She simply had to! So on the night before the wedding was announced Scarlett devises a way to try to get Ashley back. And what do you think she does? She uses her only power, which was to attract men, and then possibly she might receive Ashley’s attention. Then when he was alone she would have a word with him.
Scarlett was sure this plan would work tomorrow at the barbecue, and was again led to the depths of despair when Ashley pays no heed. She tried frantically to bring his attention upon her, stealing every one of the girls’ men, but it didn’t work. In her panic Scarlett was extra nice to Charles who fill madly in love with this chattering witch.
Also in the depths of her despair she sights a man, a man cleanly cut in a black suit and tie, a man with a flashing white smile, a man horrible in every way, a man named Rhett Butler. Since Scarlett could not receive Ashley’s attention she used Plan II, and finally got Ashley’s attention alone in the private library. In doing so Scarlett wails over herself and told Ashley again & again that she thought he loved her. Ashley tries to soothe her, but she slaps him in the face, and quickly sinks into horror, throwing a glass ornament at the bookshelves of the library. In doing so Rhett slowly appears to fill Scarlett with rage. This man had watched her slap Ashley!!
Scarlett informed him that he was no gentleman & he in turn informed her that she was no lady.
That was the start of her hatred toward Rhett Butler. In the frenzy of being watched when she slapped Ashley, and having the only man she loved become married, Scarlett, herself married Charles, hoping Ashley would become jealous. Sadly, the marriage was a false and left her a hungry widow, and a mother. Charles had received the measles and died before facing the army, and Scarlett became a mother of one little boy. Her life was miserable she couldn’t go dancing, or attract men anymore. She had to watch all the other girls have fun, while she had to wear black, and “ morn” for her husband’s death.
Scarlett mother, and father were worried for Scarlett and sent her on various places trying to bring back her joy. This plan did not succeed till they sent her to Atlanta, to stay with Melanie & Mrs. Pitty. Scarlett loved Atlanta, but writhed Melanie. Melanie took the only man she loved away from her, and Mrs. Pitty wasn’t that great either, but Scarlett decided she could sacrifice for the dear town of Atlanta.
Everyone in Atlanta at that point of time bustled to give everything for the Cause, or things to help the war. Scarlett cared nothing for the war, still she hid her true feeling behind her black mourning cloak. One thing she did crave for was dancing, and in the second meeting with Rhett Butler she met her goal…
Rhett met Scarlett again at a party held to raise money for the Cause. One of the events to raise money was for the men to bid money on a dance with a girl. Now Rhett bided a large amount of gold for Scarlett, and that my dear reader was the start of Scarlett’s rowdiness of being a widow…
TO BE CONTIUNUED