1 He hung back, and she came out alone and paused within a few yards of him.
2 A moment later he heard the jingle of departing sleigh bells and discerned a figure advancing alone toward the empty expanse of snow before the church.
3 Even a few minutes earlier, when they had stood alone outside the house, he would not have dared to think of kissing her.
4 His wife died of the disclosure, and Mattie, at twenty, was left alone to make her way on the fifty dollars obtained from the sale of her piano.
5 But the old horse was there alone, mumbling his crib with toothless jaws, and Ethan whistled cheerfully while he bedded down the grays and shook an extra measure of oats into their mangers.
6 Startled at finding it locked he rattled the handle violently; then he reflected that Mattie was alone and that it was natural she should barricade herself at nightfall.
7 Ethan, consumed with the longing for a last moment alone with Mattie, hung about impatiently while Denis made an ineffectual search in the obscurer corners of the store.
8 Mattie was there alone, as he had pictured her.
9 Despair seized him at the thought of her setting out alone to renew the weary quest for work.
10 And the alternative was to let Mattie go forth alone, with far less hope of ultimate provision.
11 But Mrs. Hale had said, "You've had an awful mean time, Ethan Frome," and he felt less alone with his misery.
12 Ethan, looking slowly about the kitchen, said to himself with a shudder that in a few hours he would be returning to it alone.
13 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.
14 Old Mrs. Varnum, by this time, had gone up to bed, and her daughter and I were sitting alone, after supper, in the austere seclusion of the horse-hair parlour.
15 Not content with Stuart alone, she had set her cap for Brent as well, and with a thoroughness that overwhelmed the two of them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER I