This was evident from the smile in his eyes and the way he said: "Well, it's a long while since you've been to see us, Konstantin Demitrievitch!" Not only he knew all about it, but he was unmistakably delighted and making efforts to conceal his joy.

Looking into his kindly old eyes, Levin realized even something new in his happiness.

"Are they up?" "Pray walk in! Leave it here," said he, smiling, as Levin would have come back to take his hat.

That meant something.

"To whom shall I announce your honor?" asked the footman.

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