by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 6 Summary
- At the beginning of the second part of the wedding service, a pink cloth is laid out, on which the couple is supposed to step. Superstition holds that whoever steps on the mat first will be the head of the household.
- No one can tell if Levin stepped on it first, or if they both stepped at the same time.
- The couple remains absolutely radiant throughout all the prayers.
- After supper, the newlyweds leave for the country.