1 He stood there a moment, breathing quickly, and looking up and down the street, in which not another figure moved.
2 In another moment she would step forth into the night, and his eyes, accustomed to the obscurity, would discern her as clearly as though she stood in daylight.
3 He saw Eady, after a moment, jump from the cutter and go toward the girl with the reins over one arm.
4 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.
5 The next moment they sank to her flushed cheeks and she began to mount the stairs ahead of Zeena.
6 But for the moment his sense of relief was so great as to preclude all other feelings.
7 At the moment, however, his one desire was to avoid the long drive with her behind the ancient sorrel who never went out of a walk.
8 The name threw a chill between them, and they stood a moment looking sideways at each other before Mattie said with a shy laugh.
9 Ethan, a moment earlier, had felt himself on the brink of eloquence; but the mention of Zeena had paralysed him.
10 The two leaned forward at the same moment and their hands met on the handle of the jug.
11 Mattie's hand was underneath, and Ethan kept his clasped on it a moment longer than was necessary.
12 After a moment Mattie seemed to be affected by the same sense of constraint.
13 She turned and looked at him a moment.
14 He told Jotham to go out and harness up the greys, and for a moment he and Mattie had the kitchen to themselves.
15 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.