1 Then the door opened and he saw his wife.
2 He opened the door of the stove and poked aimlessly at the embers.
3 She did not answer, and after a moment's hesitation he went up and opened her door.
4 Ethan stood before the door, his head heavy with dreams, his arm still about Mattie.
5 He and Zeena had not exchanged a word after the door of their room had closed on them.
6 The young man, skirting the side of the building, went down the slope toward the basement door.
7 When the door of her room had closed on her he remembered that he had not even touched her hand.
8 He reached the kitchen-porch and turned the door-handle; but the door did not yield to his touch.
9 He was still kneeling when his eyes, on a level with the lower panel of the door, caught a faint ray beneath it.
10 It was Zeena's habit, when they came back late from the village, to leave the key of the kitchen door under the mat.
11 Ethan's arts were soon exhausted, and after an embarrassed pause he wished Hale good day and opened the door of the office.
12 As the shrill words shot out Ethan heard a tap on the door, which he had drawn shut when he turned back from the threshold.
13 Ethan set about unloading the logs and when he had finished his job he pushed open the glazed door of the shed which the builder used as his office.
14 That supposition was even more disturbing than the other; and it was the one which had come to him the night before, when he had seen her standing in the kitchen door.
15 As he lay there he could hear Mattie moving about in her room, and her candle, sending its small ray across the landing, drew a scarcely perceptible line of light under his door.
16 The barn was empty when the horses turned into it and, after giving them the most perfunctory ministrations they had ever received from him, he strode up to the house and pushed open the kitchen door.
17 So strange was the precision with which the incidents of the previous evening were repeating themselves that he half expected, when he heard the key turn, to see his wife before him on the threshold; but the door opened, and Mattie faced him.
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