Again Erza and Milka were abreast, running like a pair of carriage horses, and began to overtake the hare, but it was easier for the hare to run on the balk and the borzois did not overtake him so quickly.
And considering it polite to return the young count's compliment, Ilagin looked at his borzois and picked out Milka who attracted his attention by her breadth.
For a hunt and a gallop, eh? asked Nicholas, scratching Milka behind the ears.
From behind Erza rushed the broad- haunched, black-spotted Milka and began rapidly gaining on the hare.