Part 6, Chapter 16 Summary
Darya Alexandrovitch is going to visit Anna Karenina, though she knows it might be hurtful to Levin and Kitty who are justified in not wanting anything to do with Vronsky. In order to be independent of them for this journey, Dolly arranges to hire horses from the village. When Levin hears this, he is distraught that she did not tell him and insists that she take his horses. Finally she agrees to accept his offer. Levin is aware of Dolly’s financial stresses, and he is not sure the village horses would get her there safely. In truth, providing four horses and their relays is a strain on his resources, as he has to provide horses for both Kitty’s mother and the midwife; however, he feels he must do it.
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