After a successful early morning hunt, Levin returns to camp, very pleased with his success; his pleasure is underscored when he discovers that a note from Kitty awaits. Levin remains cheerful even though Veslovsky has overstrained the horses and eaten all the food. Veslovsky remains in a cheery mood, and despite everything, Levin feels quite friendly toward Veslovsky.
Levin always projects his own moods onto the landscape. When Levin is happy, the whole world appears cheerful; when Levin is glum, everyone seems to be turned against him. Even though Veslovsky makes the same types of mistakes today as yesterday, Levin has had a good morning, so he is inclined to think benevolently of all those around him.