Gone with the Wind - Chapter 59 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 59 Summary

Everyone in Atlanta knows that Bonnie Butler is running wild, but no one has the heart to discipline the well-loved child. Scarlett makes feeble attempts to discipline Bonnie, but Rhett will not allow her to even slap the child's hand. Scarlett knows that Rhett is the only one that could possibly control Bonnie, but he does not intend to discipline Bonnie.

Rhett buys the children a pony, but Wade is disinterested and Ella fearful, so the pony named Mr. Butler becomes solely Bonnie's. Rhett teaches her to jump and makes plans to teach her to hunt once she is old enough. Rhett even allows her to wear a blue velvet riding crop, even though the traditional color is black.

One day Bonnie is out riding, and she tells her mother to "watch me take this one," which reminds Scarlett of her father's last...

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