Levin receives a letter from Marya Nicolaevna which tells that his brother is dying

Levin receives a letter from Marya Nicolaevna which tells that his brother is dying

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Levin receives a letter from Marya Nicolaevna which tells that his brother is dying, and prepares to  leave for Moscow. Kitty insists to accompany him, despite Levin's reluctance to have his wife  confront a "fallen woman." They arrive at the dilapidated, dirty country inn where Nicolai Levin and Masha are staying. Levin is  repulsed by the dirt and disorder of the sickroom, by the writhing and groaning of the living corpse  which is his brother. Kitty sits by Nicolais bed, holding his hand and comforting him by sympathetic,  unoffending words. She orders a better room for Nicolai, supervises the maid at dusting and  scrubbing, has fresh linen put on the bed, fresh clothes for the patient, sends for the doctor, the  chemist, summons the waiter. Nicolai has a new expression of hope on his face as he is freshly  attired, resting comfortably in a sweet smelling orderly room. At Kitty's urging, he agrees to receive 
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