Part 7, Chapter 19 Summary
Stepan Arkadyevitch is about to leave when Seryozha is announced into his father’s study. Anna Karenina had asked him to try to get custody of her son in the divorce, but Stepan Arkadyevitch knows now that will never happen. Nevertheless, he is glad for the opportunity to see his nephew. Before the boy enters, Alexey Alexandrovitch begs him not to mention Anna Karenina’s name to the boy, as they never speak of her.
After his mother’s last visit, Seryozha had been so upset they had actually feared for his life. With “rational treatment” and sea-bathing in the summer, he has regained his strength and the doctor has finally allowed the boy to return to school. School and the companionship of others have been good...
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