Levin tries to wake his companions very early but has no success, so he dresses and goes out to hunt on his own. Laska runs eagerly ahead of him and Levin enjoys a pleasant but dewy walk to reach the marshes. He lets Laska run, and soon she is excited at the scent of the bird she loves most to find in the marshes. Though she cannot find them right away, the dog starts to circle the area in which she senses them. Suddenly her master calls her off and points her in another direction. Laska is confused because the spot to which he points is covered with water and there could be nothing...
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