Ethan Frome

When did Ethan Frome's smash up occur?

Ethan Frome smash up

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This is near the end of the story (Ch. 9) Zeena has insisted on firing Mattie to hire a girl that can handle her deepening hypochondria....psychosis....depression or whatever is wrong with her. In any case, a very pathetic Ethan takes his love on one last journey to the train station. They decide to go sledding one last time. On their second run down they make some weird suicide pact to hit an elm tree full on. Thus, we finally understand the famous smash-up.

When did Ethan Frome's smash up occur?