The more sentimental were inclined to view that the black sheep of the Butler family had repented of his evil ways and was making an attempt to atone for his sins.
For this and other reasons, Gerald’s family was not inclined to view the fatal outcome of this quarrel as anything very serious, except for the fact that it was charged with serious consequences.
It was built by slave labor, a clumsy sprawling building that crowned the rise of ground overlooking the green incline of pasture land running down to the river; and it pleased Gerald greatly, for, even when new, it wore a look of mellowed years.
Scarlett’s eyes grew misty when, at last, they reached the bottom of a gentle incline, for just over the rise lay Tara!
But none of the soldiers had ever heard of them nor were they inclined to talk about the missing.
Some day when the present emergency was over, she would play with him, tell him stories and teach him his A B C’s but now she did not have the time or the soul or the inclination.
Neither Frank nor Scarlett had mentioned Tony’s brief visit, so the old lady could have revealed nothing, even had she been so inclined.
But Rhett showed no inclination to make Bonnie behave.
Scarlett was inclined to be irritated with the child and favored a spanking.