Chapter 20 Vronsky was staying in a roomy, clean, Finnish hut, divided into two by a partition.
He went to the door of the partition wall, raised his hands, and hummed in French, "There was a king in Thule."
Petritsky went behind the partition and lay down on his bed.
"Get up, don’t go on sleeping," said Yashvin, going behind the partition and giving Petritsky, who was lying with ruffled hair and with his nose in the pillow, a prod on the shoulder.
And why, why is he interested in the partition of Poland?
In Petersburg Vronsky intended to arrange a partition of the land with his brother, while Anna meant to see her son.
Mihailov shrieked, with tears in his voice, and, stopping his ears, he went off into his working room, the other side of a partition wall, and closed the door after him.
In a little dirty room with the painted panels of its walls filthy with spittle, and conversation audible through the thin partition from the next room, in a stifling atmosphere saturated with impurities, on a bedstead moved away from the wall, there lay covered with a quilt, a body.
Passing through the outer hall, divided up by screens, and the room partitioned on the right, where a man sits at the fruit buffet, Levin overtook an old man walking slowly in, and entered the dining room full of noise and people.
The assistant inquired in German whether he should give it, and receiving an affirmative reply from behind the partition, he took out a bottle and a funnel, deliberately poured the opium from a bigger bottle into a little one, stuck on a label, sealed it up, in spite of Levin’s request that he would not do so, and was about to wrap it up too.
"It appears," he went on, with eager interest, "that Friedrich was not, after all, the person chiefly responsible for the partition of Poland.
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a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms