The second method is to consider the actions of some one man--a king or

Sometimes it seemed to her that this difference arose from the

murderers, even more dreadful because of their disquiet. And he opened

father's study as the latter wished to say good-by to him alone. All

occupied by the French, with lilac bushes still showing dark green

being paid to her, read the last words:

had not thought about it until that moment. The officers' laughter

Hills and was sitting indoors reading the Lives of the Saints. On

down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and


The stormcloud had come upon them, and in every face the fire which

he commits, which in the mouths of those around him is not at once

The Englishman nodded, but gave no indication whether he intended to

at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army

was reputed to be clever and very well read, and secondly because by

from the French, and when his eyes met those of the prisoners they

rewards were promised, and the men received a double ration of vodka.

It was not till nearly evening that the officer commanding the escort

get it for me and put it under for a moment," he pleaded in a piteous

desperate and agonized terror..."

her eyes out," she said, growing more and more lively.

continuing the conversation they had begun. And considering it polite to

consider himself happy to be acquainted with her, he did not wish to

lifeless scene of plunder.

With each fresh blow less and less chance of life remained for those not

moment these men might have been seized with horror at what they were

comme il faut and in the latest fashion. This Natasha noticed at once.

had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and

know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our

Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be

prevailed expressed by Bilibin--who now in Petersburg was quite at home


disintegration and flight.

another. And in fact his health was poor.

old man was saying something in a voice broken by sobs, but Pierre

things, and the fourth a combination of these. Now and then his

The young man, flattered, sat down nearer to her with a coquettish

"Countess Natasha," answered Denisov.

she must not say this and that it would be useless to do so. She only

assiduous and modest mien, and stooping over the outspread map

Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him,

room with rapid steps. Now he seemed to see her in the early days of

him, he quitted Moscow, approached Kutuzov without joining battle,

Iogel's were the most enjoyable balls in Moscow. So said the mothers as

The Emperor went in, and after that the greater part of the crowd began

And Prince Andrew, with others fatally wounded, was left to the care of

your sorrow, and that for you I am not a Serene Highness, nor a prince,

designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion

spurred his horse.

Kutuzov's adjutant whispered to Prince Andrew that this was the wife of

It was a long time before she could sleep. She kept thinking that no one

"Yes... yes... Well, Michael Ivanovich," he suddenly went on, raising

had been got ready for him, glancing now and then at the newcomer, who,

vanished as soon as he returned to the customary conditions of his life,

around him. He remembered the meadow, the wormwood, the field, the

is away in Tver or I would send him to fetch you. You must come. You

when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped

his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders. He wore a red

Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be

Natasha sat down and, without joining in Boris' conversation with the

they were not attending on him (he was no longer there, he had left

gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding

discipline fails, not for a few hours only as in a battle, but for

says that this occurred because Kutuzov and Tormasov and Chichagov, and

and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly

kissed him three times.

"Nothing... No..."

threatening her son would not soon be over. Shinshin, with a sarcastic

significance--that ideal, destined to guide this man and his associates,

fled from Moscow and had been hiding in its vicinity. The Russians who


trunk on the narrow footboard behind a carriage. "We must keep at least

explanation. It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position

the question he was always putting off demanded an immediate answer.

to love..." said Prince Andrew with an unnatural smile.

saved your life, and I save your honor!" Having repeated these words the

word Empereur. By omitting the e, though incorrectly, Pierre got the

the old countess' rooms.

get not more than two hundred rubles every four months, even with the

He took the packet from the table and handed it to Pierre.

yourself further."

Ivanovich and now for Tikhon or Dron. Dunyasha, the nurse, and the other

unconsciously bent on avoiding the contemplation of the horrors of their

"Why," thought Prince Andrew, "that's the captain who stood up in the

"I might ask," he thought, "but they'll say: 'He's a boy himself and so

After this, three pages were left blank in the diary, and then the

disposition. They were called steppe peasants. The old prince used to

chirped from across the passage; someone was shouting and singing in the

Napoleon sat at the foot of the knoll, drinking punch, when Murat's

the existence of which no one had suspected. The debts amounted to

had already once been given in detail: "and tell the hussars that they

position where the battle was accepted. Why was it more strongly

could be heard. It was there Prince Andrew thought the fight would

the clatter of knives and forks, the voices of visitors, and the soft

where Nicholas had placed the kiss.


a man of education, who speaks French. He is a Russian seigneur who has

"Why are you here?" he asked.

if she had been to blame toward her, but that she could not be his wife.

speaks of Lily, but I say, no--the princess! Do you want me to do it? I

conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists. If

stopping occasionally at a corner to make menacing gestures at the wall,

him with fresh vividness. Having heard at dinner that Princess Mary was

She suddenly paused, smiling at her own impetuosity.

current in town she learned how the Rostovs were situated, and how "the

battalion came onto the bridge. Only Denisov's squadron of hussars