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Dolly: Kitty's coming by to see you. She's all grown-up, and a bit frightened of you — the belle of St. Petersburg society!
Anna: Is that who I am? Dolly... Stiva has told me. [Dolly bursts into tears. Anna embraces her.] Dolly, I'm so sorry from the bottom of my heart.
Dolly: I don't know what to do.
Anna: I know, I know.
Dolly: I can't bear to be with him. And he doesn't care, he's got what he wants.
Anna: What he wants is you. He loves you, Dolly. You and the children are everything to him.
Dolly: Are we? And there is room for a governess?
Anna: That was shameful, disgraceful. But it was not love. It was the animal in man, not the soul. Stiva's remorse is from the soul.
Dolly: What about me? Does his remorse make it easier for me?
Anna: I know you are suffering. But, Dolly, you must tell me... is there enough love left in your heart... enough to forgive him?
Dolly: When I think of them together, I can't forgive him, no!
Anna: My poor lamb. So you'd rather accept your fate...
Dolly: My fate? But I haven't done anything! It’s him who's—
Anna: Do you love him, Dolly? [Dolly nods tearfully.] You love him, and he loves you, but you can't forgive, so your lives must continue like this forever, with both of you wretched.
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