1 "You might 'a' shook off that snow outside," she said to her husband.
2 Her husband stopped short at sight of her.
3 Her husband hardly heard what she was saying.
4 Though she was but seven years her husband's senior, and he was only twenty-eight, she was already an old woman.
5 Her husband had given her the farm and she had managed to sell it, and with that and the alimony she had started a lunch-room at Bettsbridge and bloomed into activity and importance.
6 Her husband, without stopping to hear the end of the phrase, had left the kitchen and sprung up the stairs.
7 No wife has ever changed a husband one whit, and don't you be forgetting that.
8 She was a tall woman, standing a head higher than her fiery little husband, but she moved with such quiet grace in her swaying hoops that the height attracted no attention to itself.
9 It was a voice never raised in command to a servant or reproof to a child but a voice that was obeyed instantly at Tara, where her husband's blustering and roaring were quietly disregarded.
10 But, when Mrs. Wilkes, "a great lady and with a rare gift for silence," as Gerald characterized her, told her husband one evening, after Gerald's horse had pounded down the driveway.
11 So, Ellen, no longer Robillard, turned her back on Savannah, never to see it again, and with a middle-aged husband, Mammy, and twenty "house niggers" journeyed toward Tara.
12 Ellen's tired mouth smiled into the tumult as she addressed herself first to her husband, as a wife should.
13 But it gave Gerald pleasure to air his views, and Ellen was unfailingly thoughtful of her husband's pleasure.
14 And should a gentleman be so ill bred as to indicate an interest in her, she must freeze him with a dignified but well-chosen reference to her dead husband.
15 Oh, it wasn't fair that she should have a dead husband and a baby yelling in the next room and be out of everything that was pleasant.