Alternative Ending to Ethan Frome

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Alternative ending
Are you ready? ‘Said Ethan .
Yes ‘Mattie replied with her soft and subtle voice.
They where going to make passionate love while sleighing downhill. If they succeeded to finish they would leave to go to Florida and start over again. If they didn’t make it, they would crash on the elm tree and their fate would be in God’s hands. They started gaining speed but because Ethan wanted it to last he purposely slowed them down. Mattie was in ecstasy and wasn’t paying attention, since they both felt as if only the two of them existed in the world. Unfortunately, they crashed. They where like two eagles mating, who flew up high in the air, and let themselves fall, leaving their lives to fate alone. Only one thing was different in this occasion. The eagles of Starkfield never died. Mattie had passed out and was lying on the cold snow, but her face and hair were warm and full of life. For a moment, Ethan panicked, believing his beloved was dead, and he stood over her shouting, ‘Mattie Mattie I love you!’ He was desperately crying while Mattie slowly opened her beautiful eyes and moved her gorgeous eyelashes. Her glimmering eyes looked at Ethan and her luscious lips moved to form the phrase ‘I love you Ethan’. Ethan was relieved, however he knew that in order for them to survive and be happy together, they would first have to pass through Zeena. Ethan looked at Mattie and said: ‘This will end now, we will be together without guilt or anxiety, we will be free’ The cold weather in Starkfield foreshadowed the events that were to follow .

Ethan was reloading the double barrel shotgun in a safe distance from his house, when he heard the noise. Zeena had invited the men of the village to hunt down Ethan because he cheated on her. Ethan was in a dilemma, leave with Mattie and make their future certain or risk his life to take revenge on Zeena? Now Ethan understood that he was the prey in this hunt, he had to reverse things quick. Ethan put dynamite around...
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