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GONE WITH THE WIND
"As God is my witness..."

SETTING THE SCENE  Having escaped the burning of Atlanta, Scarlett O’Hara has returned to Tara to find the plantation ravaged by war and her family sick and starving. In the barren fields she makes a vow. This speech is still a popular party piece for every Southern belle in every amateur dramatical society from Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico.

"As God is my witness... as God is my witness, they're not going to luck me! I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks! If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

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