Gone with the Wind - Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

Scarlett returns as fast as she can to Tara. Ashamed of her pregnant state, she waits for Will to pick her up from the station thinking of how she wishes that she could have a new dress to cover up her pregnancy. While waiting, Alex Fontaine rides by and cryptically tells her how the whole town is ashamed of what Suellen has done. Scarlett, who can barely stand to hear her father's name tells him not to talk about it, but is curious as to what Suellen could have done.

Will arrives to pick her up and tells her that he has some news. Will would like to marry Suellen. Scarlett asks why not Careen, and he tells her that Careen is planning to go into the convent, as she never got over the death of her beloved Brent. Scarlett does not understand...

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