Anna Karenina Part 8, Chapter 7 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 8, Chapter 7 Summary

Agafea Mihalovna leaves the nursery on tiptoe; the nurse lowers the blinds and sits down to wave a birch branch over Kitty and her son. Kitty rocks a little and tenderly squeezes Mitya’s plump little hand as it waves feebly. She wants desperately to kiss his hand, but he is wavering between sleeping and waking and she does not want to wake him. Finally Mitya’s hand is still and his eyes close. Occasionally he continues sucking and looks up at his mother with dark, wet eyes that look black in the twilight. The nurse is no longer fanning, as she, too, has fallen asleep.

Above her, Kitty hears her father’s voice and Katavasov’s chuckle. Though she is a bit vexed that Levin is still out while they have guests, she...

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