You are a clever, black-hearted wretch, Rhett Butler, and you know very well this bonnet’s too pretty to be refused.
This was what that little wretch meant when he said he’d give me something to remember him by!
He had almost seemed like a human being and not the perverse wretch she knew so well.
What a perverse wretch he was, but how nice he could be at times!
Of all the people in the world to turn up here, this terrible person who had witnessed that scene with Ashley which still gave her nightmares; this odious wretch who ruined girls and was not received by nice people; this despicable man who had said, and with good cause, that she was not a lady.
"Oh, Captain Butler, what a crafty wretch you are!" she cried, smiling.
He was bad enough when he was a speculator during the war and making money out of our hunger but now that he is hand in glove with the Carpetbaggers and Scallawags and a friend—actually a friend of that odious wretch, Governor Bullock— Call, indeed!
He should thank God on bended knee for a girl with your—how did he put it?—’passion for living,’ but being a poor-spirited wretch—"
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Pity the poor wretch.
If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.