1 The village lay under two feet of snow, with drifts at the windy corners.
2 The hush of midnight lay on the village, and all its waking life was gathered behind the church windows, from which strains of dance-music flowed with the broad bands of yellow light.
3 He turned and looked at her where she lay indistinctly outlined under the dark calico quilt, her high-boned face taking a grayish tinge from the whiteness of the pillow.
4 As he lay there he could hear Mattie moving about in her room, and her candle, sending its small ray across the landing, drew a scarcely perceptible line of light under his door.
5 A bright fire glowed in the stove and the cat lay stretched before it, watching the table with a drowsy eye.
6 It seemed to him as if the shattered fragments of their evening lay there.
7 The cat, who had been a puzzled observer of these unusual movements, jumped up into Zeena's chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them with narrowed eyes.
8 She sat silent, her hands clasped on her work, and it seemed to him that a warm current flowed toward him along the strip of stuff that still lay unrolled between them.
9 I guess I'll lay down on the bed a little while, she answered mildly; and he turned and walked out of the room.
10 He bundled himself into his old coon-skin coat and lay down on the box-sofa to think.
11 As he lay there, the window-pane that faced him, growing gradually lighter, inlaid upon the darkness a square of moon-suffused sky.
12 When warmth began to radiate from the stove, and the first ray of sunlight lay on the kitchen floor, Ethan's dark thoughts melted in the mellower air.
13 The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield under the sun.
14 When he entered the kitchen it was empty, but Mattie's bag and shawl lay ready by the door.
15 They had reached the top of School House Hill and Starkfield lay below them in the twilight.