1 At the end of the village he paused before the darkened front of the church.
2 Leaning forward, he touched the farther end of the strip of brown stuff that she was hemming.
3 The girl seemed to waver, and Frome saw her twirl the end of her scarf irresolutely about her fingers.
4 There was some hauling to be done at the lower end of the wood-lot, and Ethan was out early the next day.
5 Her husband, without stopping to hear the end of the phrase, had left the kitchen and sprung up the stairs.
6 Cautiously he slid his hand palm-downward along the table till his finger-tips touched the end of the stuff.
7 Unhappily Orin Silver, a man of far-reaching aims, had died too soon to prove that the end justifies the means.
8 He started down the road toward their house, but at the end of a few yards he pulled up sharply, the blood in his face.
9 Her glance fell on his hand, which now completely covered the end of her work and grasped it as if it were a part of herself.
10 The afternoon was drawing to an end, and here and there a lighted pane spangled the cold gray dusk and made the snow look whiter.
11 It was the builder's custom to pay at the end of three months, and there was no precedent between the two men for a cash settlement.
12 Mattie blushed to the roots of her hair and pulled her needle rapidly twice or thrice through her work, insensibly drawing the end of it away from him.
13 A faint vibration of her lashes seemed to show that she was aware of his gesture, and that it had sent a counter-current back to her; and she let her hands lie motionless on the other end of the strip.
14 The metal reflectors of the gas-jets sent crude waves of light against the whitewashed walls, and the iron flanks of the stove at the end of the hall looked as though they were heaving with volcanic fires.
15 When the end came it was she who had to tell him to hitch up and go for the undertaker, and she thought it "funny" that he had not settled beforehand who was to have his mother's clothes and the sewing-machine.
16 The dancers were going faster and faster, and the musicians, to keep up with them, belaboured their instruments like jockeys lashing their mounts on the home-stretch; yet it seemed to the young man at the window that the reel would never end.
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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