Yes, I mustn't let it slip; I must buy it," said Vronsky.

Mihailov sold Vronsky his picture, and agreed to paint a portrait of Anna.

On the day fixed he came and began the work.

From the fifth sitting the portrait impressed everyone, especially Vronsky, not only by its resemblance, but by its characteristic beauty.

It was strange how Mihailov could have discovered just her characteristic beauty.

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