The chapter introduces Jennie Merrill, her cousin Duncan Minor, their links to southern aristocracy, and to northern families. The chapter discusses Jennie’s life after the Civil War, traveling to Belgium with her father Ayres Merrill, the ambassador, and returning to live in New York. She joined the King’s Daughters and became an acolyte of Jacob Riis. She returned to Natchez where she purchased the home Glenburnie. Before long she began a years’ long feud with her next door neighbors, Richard “Dick” Dana and Octavia Dockery.
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