Chapters 26-28 Summary and Analysis
Beau Wilkes: Ashley and Melanie’s only child
Two weeks have passed. Scarlett knows Gerald lives in his own world. She plans to walk to Jonesboro to locate food, but her foot is infected and the horse is dead. When she sees a Yankee approaching the house, she sneaks the pistol from the drawer, hides it in the folds of her skirt, and kills him with it. Melanie lies to the others and mops the blood while Scarlett drags the body out of the house and buries it. Melly suggests they go through his knapsack and pockets where they find money and jewelry. They keep his horse.
Sally Fontaine arrives at Tara to warn them Yankees are coming again. Scarlett hides the pigs...
(The entire section is 728 words.)