"'Listen," he said. 'I've got something to tell you.' 'What is it, darling? What's the matter?' He became absolutely motionless, and he kept his head down."(2) This quote is suspenseful, as it makes us wonder what it is he has to tell her.
"The room was warm, the curtains were closed, the two table lamps were lit. On the cupboard behind her there were two glasses and some drinks."(1) The imagery describes Mary's surroundings as she waits for her husband to come home.
"And as he spoke, he did an unusual thing.He lifted his glass and drank it down in one swallow although there was half of it left. He got up and went slowly to get himself another drink." (1) This is an example of foreshadowing, as it hints to him telling her bad news later.