1 Ethan's voice rose indignantly.
2 Her voice rose furiously with his.
3 Mattie rose obediently, and seated herself in it.
4 Tears rose in his throat and slowly burned their way to his lids.
5 All the healthy instincts of self-defence rose up in him against such waste.
6 For a moment such a flame of hate rose in him that it ran down his arm and clenched his fist against her.
7 When supper was over she rose from her seat and pressed her hand to the flat surface over the region of her heart.
8 She struggled to her feet, and he rose and followed her helplessly while she spread out the pieces of glass on the kitchen dresser.
9 The sorrel, turning the same big ringed eye on him, nuzzled the palm of his hand in the same way; and one by one all the days between rose up and stood before him.
10 He had hardly spoken when he remembered the excuse he had made for not accompanying his wife to the station the day before; and the blood rose to his frowning brows.
11 The clumps of trees in the snow seemed to draw together in ruffled lumps, like birds with their heads under their wings; and the sky, as it paled, rose higher, leaving the earth more alone.
12 She drank two cups of coffee and fed the cat with the scraps left in the pie-dish; then she rose from her seat and, walking over to the window, snipped two or three yellow leaves from the geraniums.
13 All the long misery of his baffled past, of his youth of failure, hardship and vain effort, rose up in his soul in bitterness and seemed to take shape before him in the woman who at every turn had barred his way.
14 The next morning at breakfast Jotham Powell was between them, and Ethan tried to hide his joy under an air of exaggerated indifference, lounging back in his chair to throw scraps to the cat, growling at the weather, and not so much as offering to help Mattie when she rose to clear away the dishes.
15 Instead of her usual calico wrapper and knitted shawl she wore her best dress of brown merino, and above her thin strands of hair, which still preserved the tight undulations of the crimping-pins, rose a hard perpendicular bonnet, as to which Ethan's clearest notion was that he had to pay five dollars for it at the Bettsbridge Emporium.