Gone with the Wind - Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 Summary

Scarlett has a baby girl named Ella Lorena, who is ugly and much like her father, Frank. Scarlett lies in bed after the birth thinking about how grateful she is that Ashley and Frank are not in the Ku Klux Klan, as the Yankees had been arresting people right and left for attacks on the blacks living in the local shantytown. The shantytown, where many raggedy freed slaves and poor white people were living, was on the way to the sawmills, so Frank forbids Scarlett from returning to the mills to work.

In order to help Scarlett, Melanie sends over a one-legged ex-murderer that she had been allowing to live with her, named Archie to drive Scarlett around town. After driving Scarlett around town, he began driving other women, too. Archie tends to be rude and intimidating, and when Scarlett finds out that...

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