true had it not referred to his wife. He involuntarily remembered how

voices were but feebly heard amid the uproar and one saw by their faces

In spite of Prince Andrew's disagreeable, ironical tone, in spite of the

battle. Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that

Prince Andrew wished to leave at once, but Princess Mary persuaded him

* "Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait."

the old count came in and welcomed the princess. He had changed very

"Oh, my dear fellow, we're in such a stew here these last two days."

it left. Yes, I told you--the whole quarter beyond the river, and so it

His face was terrible and piteous to see, especially from its helpless

Everywhere in Mozhaysk and beyond it, troops were stationed or on the

"Then am I to order those large sterlets?" asked the steward.

sheaf of rye. Tomorrow after dinner I shall take the Iberian icon of the

glancing that way he noticed behind that door a plump, rosy, handsome

Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya Fedorovna. With

picked out Milka who attracted his attention by her breadth. "That

Morel, a short sturdy Frenchman with inflamed and streaming eyes, was

the drawing room, where he saw Vera and his mother with the old lady.

line regiments, Russian and Austrian. Among them were grooms leading the

Lannes' sharpshooters were already seen crossing the milldam and forming

had no time to grasp fully what they were talking about. "If grown-up,

be pictured, and of whom he never thought without a swelling heart and

devotion I look for in women. If I found such a one I'd give my life for

just came and then left off, left off..."

joyful and mysterious taking place within her.

sleeping castle. The same old stateliness, the same cleanliness, the

Suddenly he seemed to remember; a scarcely perceptible smile flashed

as to the further progress of the war. In this letter Prince Andrew

"The reserves, sire!" replied a voice, a very human one compared to that

Every house in Mozhaysk had soldiers quartered in it, and at the hostel

doubts and excite their imagination, giving them a bent for exaggeration

Princess Mary that he loved her.

soldier, Aunt, I don't force myself on anyone or refuse anything," he

Denisov, now at the esaul, and now at the French in the village and

He paused, his gaze still on Pierre, and moved aside on the sofa by way

a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked-

Sonya went out into the passage to go to the barn. Nicholas went hastily

increased Pierre's doubt of his own capacity to understand military

"Come, my dear Anna Mikhaylovna, let Catiche do as she pleases. You know

expectations of those who knew her. The subdued smile which, though it

distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of

physical causes; but Princess Mary thought he wished to tell her

quarrels, his kindly smile and well-timed jests reconciled the

prayer. All that Denisov had said was clever and to the point. What the


In the sunshine the air was warm, and that warmth was particularly

secret, and should you find that you do not love me, or should you come

and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him. He had decided

me. 'Everyone fears a bear,' he says, 'but when you see one your fear's

Kutuzov, with his uniform unbuttoned so that his fat neck bulged over

necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which

reading. She reads to him in the evenings and reads splendidly."

Princess Mary went up and kissed his hand. His left hand pressed hers so

him. "Remember this, Prince Andrew, if they kill you it will hurt me,

suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.

of assistant to the head of the staff of the assistant commander of the

line (the Guards) was already in action.

man who would have been afraid ten years before of going every day to

"Well, fwiend? So you've smelt powdah!" shouted Vaska Denisov just above

"Hm! Hm!" muttered the prince, sitting down.

energetic gesture of inquiry with his small white plump hand.

"Well, good-by, Theodore. Thank you for everything and farewell!" said

Petersburg, look round, and choose your profession. I will agree to

was sitting at the head of the table. On either side of her sat the more

Nicholas' letter in which he mentioned Princess Mary had elicited, in

The lieutenant never looked the man he was speaking to straight in the


Everyone was pleased to see Pierre, everyone wished to meet him, and

battle there.

with you, my angel? Are you ill?" asked the count.

will win. That's right. But if three days pass, then after that, well,

times repulsed. In the center the French had not got beyond Borodino,

take such a step without father's or mother's consent! And now she's

are you being punished for, Daddy?'--'I, my dear brothers,' said he, 'am

eventuality could alter the efficiency of the Drissa camp, that

Borodino--a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other

seeing the shell fly past and fall into the ranks of the supports.

Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the

prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several

among these men twenty thousand are doomed to die, and they wonder at my


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

because of the emotions that choked him. Meeting at large gatherings

Prince Vasili and the princess passed out by a back door, but returned

love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels

"I had the pleasure," replied Prince Andrew, "not only of taking part in

power to be the one absolute and real power, and that any other force

She looked at him inquiringly and with childlike reproach.

acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies;

consists in these historians do not say, or if they do they continually

"He gave me no instructions. I think I could?" he returned, inquiringly.

"Why do you say that?" Natasha interrupted him. "You know that from the

"it is, at least, something to do."

in bed they would begin talking and go on till morning. They spoke most

mingle. He mentally appointed a governor, one who would win the hearts

head and began to speak rapidly.


"You know, Michael Ilarionovich, we are not on the Empress' Field where

Perkhushkovo, he learned that there had been a great battle that

question a Russian prisoner captured by the cavalry. Followed by

Princess Mary sighed deeply and thereby acknowledged the justice of

delicious Russian tea," Lorrain was saying with an air of restrained

children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across

it is being punished.

The chief steward, a very stupid but cunning man who saw perfectly