at Mytishchi, at Troitsa, and at Yaroslavl.

In October, 1805, a Russian army was occupying the villages and towns of

you are hiding in terror, return to your huts without fear, in full

that had he known it sooner things would have been different.... A fifth

is alive.

you'll thank me for."

saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended

into his caleche and drove back in silence.

being drenched by the rain, all looked black whether chestnut or bay.

last syllable of the general's name like a Frenchman, "has been pleased

Krasnoe. And here as in a game of blindman's buff the French ran into

mingled shame and vexation.

shaggy cap, shouted to the approaching Balashev to halt. Balashev did

intrigue going on in Petersburg. The old prince's voice and another now

covered with hoarfrost to his eyebrows.

myself about you, and you also know quite well that what I propose is

his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and

qu'un pas," * said he. And the whole world for fifty years has been

"It seems it's no use knocking one's head against a wall!" he said,

happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her

"What division are you?" shouted an adjutant, riding up.

moment he was clearly thinking of nothing but how dashing a fellow he

she might someday be my wife and that I may be missing that

what he was laughing at. Everything her father did inspired her with

away to attend to her duties as hostess. But Pierre now committed a

"There's no need for you to go at all," said Denisov, addressing

The countess glanced at her daughter, saw her face full of shame for her

invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself,

"Are you living with your mother?"

with him she had so often repeated in her imagination, and at the same

could disclose it to me."

inclining his head.

if she attached no importance at all to the fact.

But she still hoped, and asked, in words she herself did not trust:

will of Alexander. But the universal historian Gervinus, refuting this

"I quite understand," answered Princess Mary, with a sad smile. "Calm

overflowed with animation and impulsiveness. To be an enthusiast had


All were then more confident of victory than the winning of two battles

"Oh, he loves me so!" said Helene, who for some reason imagined that

clever conversation that was to be heard. Seeing the self-confident and

by Paul Ivanovich Kutuzov:

"I'd be glad to sit beside you and rest: I'm tired; but you see how they

conversation to take a fresh turn. But the abbe, though he evidently

let go! Please, sir..." pleaded Gerasim, trying carefully to steer Makar

did not once mount a horse to inspect his entrenchments.... We shall

Boris listened attentively to each of the speakers, awaiting his turn,

them for some weeks while the old man was recovering. One of his

depended on Rostov's winning or losing on that seven of hearts. On the

by this new science you call 'strategy.'"

confusion and fear that showed itself on Prince Vasili's face.

what a strange frenzy one experiences during an attack," Prince Andrew,

sobs of a woman, and the hoarse angry shouting of Ferapontov. The cook

Natasha. "You know it happened the very day we were rescued. I saw him.

width of the field, an enormous mass of cavalry in brilliant white

Natasha did not answer her questions.

the one Prince Andrew gave to this naive question.

bewildered. They unlocked their shops and locked them up again, and

tone, "my dear," whether they were above or below him in rank--"I thank


The elders began talking about Bonaparte. Julie Karagina turned to young

beyond the Niemen."


with the Emperor that day.

dismissed from here; therefore, you can stay and go with us wherever our

man at once began pulling off his boots. The other in the frieze gown

asking everyone whether he was doing the right thing. After the

Meanwhile an agitated consultation was being carried on in whispers

white head twitched with the effort. At last he rose, kissed the icon as

impending danger.

angry at this and went to fight the French once more. And they defeated

to meet him. I embraced him and kissed his hands, and he said, "Hast


a tipsy, hoarse voice.

spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and

men, by a soldier discharging a musket close to my ear as one of them

involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power--and

earth saturated by autumn rains. The verdure had thickened and its

"Don't speak to me like that. I am not worth it!" exclaimed Natasha and

the Holy Mother of God has been revealed.' On hearing those words I said

It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a

and the crackling of dry branches.

news and common acquaintances like people who do not know each other

hesitating to step onto the ice. The general on horseback at the

if those smoke clouds sometimes ran and sometimes stood still while

it all, and should not marry if I had not thought it all out or if it

"But it's strange, friends," continued the man who had wondered at their

"He is a nervous, bilious subject," said Larrey, "and will not recover."

he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity--

Five minutes later, Denisov came into the hut, climbed with muddy boots

conversation. But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not

Besides being occupied with his estates and reading a great variety of

extremely--whether he was promoted to a captaincy or would receive the

these quests and experiments had failed him. And now without thinking

Twelve sharpshooters with muskets stepped out of the ranks with a firm

is sent to an island two days' sail from France, which for some reason

"That's as may happen," answered Rostov. "Karay, here!" he shouted,

anger but was still seeking an object on which to vent it. "Here is that

The one thing he now desired with his whole soul was to get away quickly