the Lonely Life of Ethan Frome

into the sleigh again that evening, and saw the book in Frome's hand. One would have supposed that such an atmosphere must quicken the emotions as well as the blood; but it seemed to produce no change except that of retarding still more the sluggish pulse of Starkfield. "The house was bigger in my father's time: I had to take down the 'L a while back Frome continued, checking with a twitch of the left rein the bay's evident intention of turning in through the broken-down gate. Ethan invites The Narrator to spend the night at his farmhouse. He realizes that he can't take advantage of the Hales' understanding and returns home. How throbs the heart within the boyish breast, By virgin hope and fond desire impelled! Yet I had come in the degenerate day of trolley, bicycle and rural delivery, when communication was easy between the scattered mountain villages, and the bigger towns in the valleys, such as Bettsbridge and Shadd's Falls, had libraries, theatres and.

Coral Reef Life

There, when the sun his mid-day course hath reached, His tranquil face he in a mirror sees: Nor grass nor leaf is shaken by the wind; There is no ripple on the wave, no chirp. But when winter shut down on Starkfield and the village lay under a sheet of snow perpetually renewed from the pale skies, I began to see what life thereor rather its negationmust have been in Ethan Frome's young manhood. Zeena informs Ethan that she has "complications" and will need a "hired girl." Zeena tells Ethan that she hired a girl when she was in Bettsbridge who will be arriving on the train the next afternoon and that Mattie will have to leave so the. Belovd moon, beneath whose tranquil rays The hares dance in the groves, and at the dawn The huntsman, vexed at heart, beholds the tracks Confused and intricate, that from their forms His steps mislead; hail, thou benignant Queen Of Night! Create a library and add your favorite stories. He tells Mattie that she will have to leave and he kisses her for the first time. Beyond the orchard lay a field or two, their boundaries lost under drifts; and above the fields, huddled against the white immensities of land and sky, one of those lonely New England farm-houses that make the landscape lonelier. "Well, matters ain't gone any too well with him Harmon said. When Ethan could sweat over 'em both from sunup to dark he kinder choked a living out of 'em; but his folks ate up most everything, even then, and I don't see how he makes out now. The wretched dupe for life's hard work prepares, As if it were a dance, or merry game. I saw then that the unusually forlorn and stunted look of the house was partly due to the loss of what is known in New England as the "L that long deep-roofed adjunct usually built at right angles to the main house, and connecting. On the way to the train station, Ethan takes Mattie to Shadow Pond where they first fell in love with each other.