At the German spa

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At the German spa, Kitty is strongly attracted by a Russian girl who arrived with an invalid lady  named Madame Stahl. She observes how this Mademoiselle Varenka, an adoptive daughter to her  companion, makes friends with all who are seriously ill. Varenka's dignity and her absorption in her  work — that of performing charitable services for the patients around her — inspire Kitty to emulate  her. Despite her pretty face and nice figure, Varenka lacks sensuousness: This is one source of her  appeal to Kitty. Soon after the Shtcherbatskys arrive, two newcomers who provoke "universal and unfavorable  attention" appear regularly at the springs. They are a bony Russian man and a pock marked,  peasant faced woman named Marya Nicolaevna. When Kitty learns this is Levin's brother Nicolai,  she feels disagreeably inclined toward the couple. Becoming friends with Varenka, Kitty begins to plan her life according to the example of Madame 
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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