Tolstoy: Something Delightful Apart from Her

“And you may say goodbye to bear-hunting for the future – your wife won’t allow it!”

Levin smiled. The picture of his wife not letting him go was so pleasant that he was ready to renounce the delights of looking upon bears forever.

“Still, it’s a pity they should get those two bears without you. Do you remember last time at Hapilovo? That was a delightful hunt!” said Tchirikov.

Levin had not the heart to disillusion him of the notion that there could be something delightful apart from her, and so said nothing.

– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (p. 207)

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