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1  Ethan looked at them curiously.
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2  Ethan laid down the razor and straightened himself with a laugh.
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3  Ethan had the sense of having done something arch and ingenious.
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4  These alterations of mood were the despair and joy of Ethan Frome.
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5  "Guess you forgot about us, Zeena," Ethan joked, stamping the snow from his boots.
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6  Ethan stood before the door, his head heavy with dreams, his arm still about Mattie.
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7  Ethan paused also, affecting to fumble for the peg on which he hung his coat and cap.
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8  Ethan, glaring at his face in the glass, threw his head back to draw the razor from ear to chin.
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9  Hitherto Ethan Frome had been content to think him a mean fellow; but now he positively invited a horse-whipping.
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10  To Ethan, still in the rosy haze of his hour with Mattie, the sight came with the intense precision of the last dream before waking.
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11  At length they sighted the group of larches at Ethan's gate, and as they drew near it the sense that the walk was over brought back his words.
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12  She drew aside without speaking, and Mattie and Ethan passed into the kitchen, which had the deadly chill of a vault after the dry cold of the night.
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13  The crash of a loaded branch falling far off in the woods reverberated like a musket-shot, and once a fox barked, and Mattie shrank closer to Ethan, and quickened her steps.
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14  They walked on in silence through the blackness of the hemlock-shaded lane, where Ethan's sawmill gloomed through the night, and out again into the comparative clearness of the fields.
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15  Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate.
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16  Ethan had an idea that if she were to marry a man she was fond of the dormant instinct would wake, and her pies and biscuits become the pride of the county; but domesticity in the abstract did not interest her.
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17  His father's death, and the misfortunes following it, had put a premature end to Ethan's studies; but though they had not gone far enough to be of much practical use they had fed his fancy and made him aware of huge cloudy meanings behind the daily face of things.
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