She had often heard in Charleston and Savannah that Atlanta people gossiped more and meddled in other people’s business more than any other people in the South, and now she believed it.
She is going to have a difficult time, even in the best of circumstances—very narrow in the hips, as you know, and probably will need forceps for her delivery, so I don’t want any ignorant darky midwife meddling with her.
"Indeed?" cried Scarlett, indignant both at the man’s rudeness and Melly’s meddling.
Well, she’d grown up since then and she’d just as soon as not tell her to go to the devil if she meddled in affairs at Tara.