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Chapter LX (60)
Once Bonnie is gone, Rhett returns to his drinking and stays drunk most of the time. Scarlett longs to tell him that she doesn’t blame him for Bonnie’s death, and she would gladly give him another child or a dozen children if she could take the blank, haunted look from his eyes, but there never seems to be a convenient time. She leaves her bedroom door invitingly ajar, but he never approaches.
Although Scarlett has not yet verbalized her feelings, her actions show that she does love Rhett, even to the point of being willing to give him another child. But she can't talk to him because he stays drunk. He ignores the open bedroom door, putting their intentions at cross-purposes again.