1 He saw Eady, after a moment, jump from the cutter and go toward the girl with the reins over one arm.
2 He slipped an arm through hers, as Eady had done, and fancied it was faintly pressed against her side, but neither of them moved.
3 For the first time he stole his arm about her, and she did not resist.
4 Ethan stood before the door, his head heavy with dreams, his arm still about Mattie.
5 She walked out of the kitchen ahead of them and pausing in the hall raised the lamp at arm's-length, as if to light them up the stairs.
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 He went up to Mattie as she bent above the stove, and laid his hand on her arm.
8 Ethan dragged the sled with one hand and passed the other through Mattie's arm.
9 With a pressure of his arm he guided her toward the Norway spruces.
10 He tried in vain to roll over in the direction of the sound, and stretched his left arm out across the snow.
11 He dismounted with difficulty, because his knee was stiff, and, slipping the reins over his arm, stumped toward her.
12 Seeing that he was employing familiar maneuvers to extricate himself from unpleasant conversation, she slipped her arm through his and said: "I was waiting for you."
13 Gerald let go of his daughter's arm and turned, peering sharply into her face.
14 "There is nothing," she said shortly, tugging at his arm.
15 Scarlett's hand fell from his arm.