The race was an unlucky one, and of the seventeen officers who rode in it more than half were thrown and hurt.

Towards the end of the race everyone was in a state of agitation, which was intensified by the fact that the Tsar was displeased.

Everyone was loudly expressing disapprobation, everyone was repeating a phrase some one had uttered--"The lions and gladiators will be the next thing," and everyone was feeling horrified; so that when Vronsky fell to the ground, and Anna moaned aloud, there was nothing very out of the way in it.

But afterwards a change came over Anna's face which really was beyond decorum.

She utterly lost her head.

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