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Gone With the Wind Chapter 16

By Margaret Mitchell

Chapter 16

  • The South is still fighting on, though the Yankees are pressing hard.
  • Speaking of fighting on, Scarlett's still thinking about Ashley; she figures she'll have him after the war somehow, though since divorce is out of the question it's not clear how that's going to work.
  • Melanie's pregnant. Scarlett can't stand to be around her.
  • But then news comes that Ashley is missing.
  • They think he's dead, but then it turns out he isn't—instead he's in prison in Andersonville, Georgia.