By the end of September it's clear that Levin's project might work out as long as he continues working stubbornly for this goal. He daydreams of his idea taking root all across Russia and then the world.
He's packed to go abroad, but the weather does not cooperate.
He sits down to work on his book, and after some time, thinks suddenly of Kitty.
He chats with Miss Agatha, who winds up suggesting that he needs to get married.
Levin is irritated that she brought up what he's been thinking.
At nine o'clock they receive a visitor. Levin is excited, because he's feeling frustrated with his work and he wants someone to take his mind off of it.