The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:|
writing-table, and Laska, lying at his feet, got up too,
stretching and looking at him as though to inquire where to go.
But he had not time to write it down, for the head peasants had
come round, and Levin went out into the hall to them
After his levee, that is to say, giving directions about the
labors of the next day, and seeing all the peasants who had
business with him, Levin went back to his study and sat down to
Laska lay under the table; Agafea Mihalovna settled herself in
her place with her stocking.
After writing for a little while, Levin suddenly thought with