Vronsky returns to his Petersburg apartment and finds his favorite comrade

Vronsky returns to his Petersburg apartment and finds his favorite comrade

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Vronsky returns to his Petersburg apartment and finds his favorite comrade, Petrivsky, there with  some friends, including Baroness Shilton, Petrivsky's current companion. Amidst the slightly drunken  chatter and gossip of his gay, broad-minded companions, Vronsky drops back into the light-hearted  pleasant world he has always lived in. He has a bantering discussion with Baroness Shilton about  divorce. Her husband, she says, wants to keep her property by way of retribution for her  unfaithfulness. Vronsky dresses himself in his uniform to report to his regiment. He plans, among other visits, to pay  his cousin Princess Betsy Tverskoy a call. Related to Anna through marriage, Betsy would bring him  into that society where he might meet Madame Karenina. As he always does in Petersburg, Vronsky  leaves home, not meaning to return until late at night. In this chapter Vronsky returns to his familiar habits, just as Dolly, Levin, and Anna have gone back  to their "starting points" after confronting their respective crises. Vronsky's light talk with the 
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