He saw Eady, after a moment, jump from the cutter and go toward the girl with the reins over one arm.
"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.
If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement to the white colonnade: and you must have asked who he was.
Ethan Frome drove in silence, the reins loosely held in his left hand, his brown seamed profile, under the helmet-like peak of the cap, relieved against the banks of snow like the bronze image of a hero.
When this happened he would listen quietly, his blue eyes on the speaker’s face, and answer in so low a tone that his words never reached me; then he would climb stiffly into his buggy, gather up the reins in his left hand and drive slowly away in the direction of his farm.
"Now then, go ’long," he said, with a shake of the reins that sent the sorrel placidly jogging down the hill.
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The court reined in agency power—describing it as out of control.