by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 3 Summary
- The church is crowded and beautiful. Everyone looks wonderful, as do the decorations. Each time the door opens everyone expects to see the bride and groom.
- As time goes on with no sign of the bride and groom, the best man finally goes to see what has happened.
- Kitty has been ready for a while, awaiting news of her groom.
- Levin has been pacing back and forth in his room with Oblonsky, who keeps reassuring Levin.
- Here's what happened: Levin is lacking a clean shirt. Kuzma ran off to the railroad to open up one of Levin's trunks and grab a new shirt.
- Levin is despairing that the trunk will already have been loaded, and that Kitty is thinking dreadful thoughts, given the conversation they just had.
- Kuzma runs back with the shirt.
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