by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome Manipulation Quotes
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Suddenly it occurred to him that Andrew Hale, who was a kind-hearted man, might be induced to reconsider his refusal and advance a small sum on the lumber if he were told that Zeena's ill-health made it necessary to hire a servant. (8.44)
Ultimately, Ethan can't follow through with this calculated manipulation. Because it is so well thought out, it makes him feel dirty.