Chapters 8-10 Summary and Analysis
Pittypat Hamilton: Charles and Melanie’s spinster aunt
Uncle Peter: Pittypat’s slave
Mrs. Elsing, Mrs. Merriwether, and Mrs. Whiting: the leaders of Atlanta’s society
Henry Hamilton: Pittypat’s lawyer brother
Uncle Peter, Pittypat’s slave turned “keeper” who practically raised Melanie and Charles since they were orphaned very young and had Pittypat come to live with them, meets Scarlett, Wade, and Prissy (who comes along as the baby’s nurse) at the train station, giving orders the second he lays eyes on them. Scarlett is surprised to see that Atlanta is no longer the little town she remembers, born only nine years later...
(The entire section is 982 words.)