Gone with the Wind - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Scarlett sits in the kitchen and nibbles on a biscuit, feeling her strength return a little bit. Scarlett hears sounds outside, and then sees fire rising to the sky. Scarlett runs upstairs, knowing that the Yankees are here, but she breaths a sigh of relief when Prissy returns and tells her that Rhett is on his way with a horse. Scarlett knows that they will be safe with Rhett to protect them and vows to forgive him for all his evils.

When Rhett arrives, he teases her about being scared and asks where she plans to go. Scarlett tells him that she wants to go home to Tara, but he tells her that it is too dangerous, as the area around Tara is full of Yankee soldiers and the woods full of stragglers and deserters. Yet Scarlett insists. As Rhett carries Melanie to...

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