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He looked at her with serious eyes, but she responded with that defiant, half-mirthful, half-desperate look, the meaning of which he could not comprehend. At dinner Anna was in aggressively high spirits–she almost flirted both with Tushkevitch and with Yashvin. When they got up from dinner and Tushkevitch had gone to get a box at the opera, Yashvin went to smoke, and Vronsky went down with him to his own rooms. After sitting there for some time he ran upstairs. Anna was already dressed in a low-necked gown of light silk and velvet that she had had made in Paris, and with costly white lace on her head, framing her face, and particularly becoming, showing up her dazzling beauty. Sugar Skull Sitting Patrick shirt. “Are you really going to the theater?” he said, trying not to look at her. “Why do you ask with such alarm?” she said, wounded again at his not looking at her. “Why shouldn’t I go?”
She appeared not to understand the motive of his words. “Oh, of course, there’s no reason whatever,” he said, frowning. “That’s just what I say,” she said, willfully refusing to see the irony of his tone, and quietly turning back her long, perfumed glove. “Anna, for God’s sake! what is the matter with you?” he said, appealing to her exactly as once her husband had done. “I don’t understand what you are asking.” “You know that it’s out of the question to go.” “Why so? I’m not going alone. Princess Varvara has gone to dress, she is going with me.”