Ethan Frome

why does ethan not press john hale for the money he is owed

chapter four

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When Ethan resolves to swallow some of his pride and ask Andrew Hale for cash up front instead of the normal quarterly payment, he ends up feeling shame. Hale is not willing to give the cash, although he refuses with enough geniality, and Ethan is too proud to say he needs the money.