This extract is a screen shot from the Project Gutenberg e-Book edition of the text. In the novel, the borzoi (also known as Russian Wolfhounds) are hunting a wolf and *SPOILER ALERT* they actually succeed in bringing down their quarry. I was upset for two days after reading this.
In my painting, this does not happen. The wolf escapes successfully into the Otradnoe wood. Look closely. You can see the swish of her tail as she slips away.