The women are making jam, and they chat about their marriage proposals. Dolly says that Kitty was lucky that Vronsky met Anna, while this event was unfortunate for Anna; Kitty, however, says she refuses to think about this. Levin comes in, and he and Kitty join the mushroom-hunting expedition.
The women have their own “women’s kingdom” on the terrace. Kitty feels part of the club of married ladies as she adds the story of her marriage proposal to the rest.