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From “The Lost Phoebe”
by Theodore Dreiser
Noun Absolutes Ex # 1

1. He fell asleep after a time, his head on his knees.

2. He quivered and watched it eagerly; but a faint breath of air stirring, it 

wound away toward the fence and disappeared. 

3. “Well,” he said to himself, his mouth open, “I thought shore I saw her.”

4. Yet here she was now, bending over the table in her black skirt and gray 

shawl, her pale profile outlined against the moonlight.

5. And out he marched in the face of her protests taking to the dusty road 

again in the warm spring sun, his cane striking the earth as he went.