The Development of Plot in Young Goodman Brown
Fresh Goodman Dark brown came out at sun into the road at Salem village; but put his head back, following crossing the threshold, to switch a parting kiss with his young partner. And Hope, as the wife was aptly named, thrust her own pretty head into the street, letting wind play with the pink laces and ribbons of her cap whilst she named to Goodman Brown.
"Dearest heart, " whispered she, softly and rather regretfully, when her lips were close to his ear, "prithee put off your journey till sunrise and sleep in your bed tonight. A solitary woman can be troubled with such dreams and such thoughts that she has afeared of herself occasionally. Pray tarry with me this night, dear husband, of nights back in. "
"My love and my Beliefs, " replied young Goodman Brown, "of all times in the year, that one night must I tarry from thee. My journey, because thou callest it, out and returning, must requirements be done 'twixt now and sunrise. What, my fairly sweet, pretty wife, dost thou doubt me already, and but 90 days married? "
"Then Goodness bless you! " said Faith, while using pink frills; "and may possibly you find most well at the time you come back. "
"Amen! " cried Goodman Brown. "Say thy prayers, dear Hope, and go to sleep at dusk, without harm may come to thee. "
So they parted; and the young man pursued his way right up until, being about to turn around the corner by the meetinghouse, he looked back and observed the head of religion still peeping after him with a despair air, regardless of her green ribbons.
"Poor little Faith! " believed he, for his center smote him. "What a wretch am i not to ditch her on this errand! Your woman talks of dreams, also. Methought since she chatted there was problems in her face, like a dream got warned her what work is to be done tonight. Yet no, simply no; 'twould eliminate her to consider it. Well, she's a blessed angel on earth; and after this one night I'll hold on her pants and comply with her to heaven. "
With this brilliant resolve for future years, Goodman Dark brown felt himself justified for making more haste on his present evil goal. He had considered a tedious road, darkened by all of the gloomiest trees of the forest, which hardly stood apart to let the narrow course creep through, and closed immediately at the rear of.