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by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 6 Summary
During the children's tea, all the grown-ups sit on the balcony and chat. They're expecting Oblonsky on the evening train, and Kitty's father might be with him. Although general opinion seems to be that the elder Prince will not be coming. The Princess feels very gloomy that there are no more children left in her house since Kitty has been married. Levin goes off to give Grisha his Latin lesson. Dolly is insistent that Levin follow the prescribed method of teaching, and not follow his own, as he had wanted. Koznyshev brings up Oblonsky's upcoming arrival, noting that there were never such dissimilar brothers-in-law. Oblonsky feels at home in society, whereas Levin feels unbearably awkward. Everyone hears the carriage arriving. Levin jumps out to greet Oblonsky (a.k.a. Stiva), and yells that someone else is with Oblonsky. He assumes that it's the elder Prince. Instead of the elder Prince, Oblonsky is sharing the carriage with a handsome young man named Vasenka Veslovsky. Levin is promptly in a sour mood. He had hoped the elder Prince, who he had gotten quite fond of, would be visiting, not this complete stranger, whom Kitty seems to like a little too much. Levin looks at everyone and thinks poorly of them all. He storms off to attend to the business of farming. Kitty notices that he's in a bad mood.
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