" * * * * * * * * The dawn came; the sick man's condition was unchanged.

Levin stealthily withdrew his hand, and without looking at the dying man, went off to his own room and went to sleep.

When he woke up, instead of news of his brother's death which he expected, he learned that the sick man had returned to his earlier condition.

He had begun sitting up again, coughing, had begun eating again, talking again, and again had ceased to talk of death, again had begun to express hope of his recovery, and had become more irritable and more gloomy than ever.

No one, neither his brother nor Kitty, could soothe him.

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