could think of no way
He was a dashing figure and 2 bedroom house for rent one that people turned to look at. He spent money freely, rode awild black stallion, and wore clothes which were always the height of
style and tailoring. The latterin itself was enough to attract attention to him, for the uniforms of the soldiers were dingy andworn now and the civilians, even when
turned out in their best, showed skillful patching anddarning. Scarlett thought she had such elegant pants as he wore, fawn colored, shepherd’s plaid, andchecked.As
for his w(never) aistco(seen) ats, they were indescribably handsome, especiallythe white watered-silk one with tiny pink rosebuds embroidered on it. And he wore
these garmentswith a still more elegant air as though unaware of their glory.
There were few ladies who could resist his charms when he chose to exert them, and finallyeven Mrs. Merriwether unbent and invited him to Sunday dinner.
Maybelle Merriwether was to marry her little Zouave when he got his next furlough, and shecried every time she thought of it, for she had set her WAN solutionsheart on marrying
in a white satin dress andthere was no white satin in the Confederacy. Nor could she borrow a dress, for the satin weddingdresses of years past had all gone into the
making of battle flags. Useless for the patriotic Mrs.
Merriwether to upbraid her daughter and point out that homespun was the proper bridal attire for aConfederate bride. Maybelle wanted satin. She was willing, even
proud to go without hairpins andbuttons and nice shoes and candy and tea for the sake of the Cause, but she wanted a satin weddingdress.
Rhett, hearing of this from Melanie, brought in from England yards and yards of gleaming whitesatin and a lace veil and presented them to her as a wedding gift. He
did it in such a way that it wasunthinkable to even mention paying him for them, and Maybelle was so delighted she almostkissed him. Mrs. Merriwether knew that so
expensive a gift—and a gift of clothing at that—washighly improper, but she of refusing when Rhett told her in the most floridlanguage that
nothing was too good to deck the bride of one of our brave heroes. So Mrs.
Merriwether invited Wedding Expertshim to dinner, feeling that this concession more than paid for the gift.