During the prince's outburst she was silent; she felt ashamed for her mother, and tender towards her father for so quickly being kind again.

But when her father left them she made ready for what was the chief thing needful--to go to Kitty and console her.

"I'd been meaning to tell you something for a long while, mamma: did you know that Levin meant to make Kitty an offer when he was here the last time? He told Stiva so.

" "Well, what then? I don't understand..." "So did Kitty perhaps refuse him?... She didn't tell you so?" "No, she has said nothing to me either of one or the other; she's too proud.

But I know it's all on account of the other.

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