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  "They even say," remarked the "man of great merit" who did not yet possess courtly tact, "that his excellency made it an express condition that the sovereign himself should not be with the army.",  "Bwing the prisoner here," said Denisov in a low voice, not taking his eyes off the French....  The old soldier replied with the calm and sovereign tone of a man who had been there:--,  There was nothing but fright, mourning, stupor in the houses; and in the streets, a sort of sacred horror. Not even the long rows of windows and stores, the indentations of the chimneys, and the roofs, and the vague reflections which are cast back by the wet and muddy pavements, were visible. An eye cast upward at that mass of shadows might, perhaps, have caught a glimpse here and there, at intervals, of indistinct gleams which brought out broken and eccentric lines, and profiles of singular buildings, something like the lights which go and come in ruins; it was at such points that the barricades were situated. The rest was a lake of obscurity, foggy, heavy, and funereal, above which, in motionless and melancholy outlines, rose the tower of Saint-Jacques, the church of Saint-Merry, and two or three more of those grand edifices of which man makes giants and the night makes phantoms.... ,  Nevertheless, some Hanoverian battalions yielded. Wellington perceived it, and thought of his cavalry..,  We glued our ears to the earth to hear.,...


  [30] A democrat.,? Leo Tolstoy,  To distract his thoughts he drove that day to the village of Vorontsovo to see the great balloon Leppich was constructing to destroy the foe, and a trial balloon that was to go up next day. The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire. The Emperor had written to Count Rostopchin as follows: ;,  Questions which he put to himself without being able to solve them, and which irritated him. He had pondered it all night long.,  And a joyful yet pathetic expression which seemed to beg forgiveness for her joy settled on Natasha's face.,,  "The Emperor! The Emperor!" a sudden cry resounded through the halls and the whole throng hurried to the entrance.,!

BOOK TEN: 1812, ;...LastIndexNext,  It is only barbarous peoples who undergo rapid growth after a victory.,  This noise retreated at times, and again drew near, with melancholy undulations.,  You have oppressions and palpitations of the heart?...

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  She was no longer alone; there was some one there.,  The soldiers fly from him, shouting, "Long live Marshal Ney!",BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812,,  "Mother What's-your-name, I'm going to borrow your machine.",  Understanding at once to whom she alluded, Prince Vasili said in a whisper:, ...  "You know well that people refuse me."!

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  Dolokhov began laughing.,...  "Fine fellows!" said Rostov laughing. "Is there any hay here?"!  It was the road to Bicetre.,  Though at one time, in Petersburg, she had been annoyed with Natasha for drawing Boris away, she did not think of that now, and in her own way heartily wished Natasha well. As she was leaving the Rostovs she called her protegee aside....^No, it's not that, ̄ said Moody, ^it's just that Potter wants a word with you, Dumbledore. He's just outside the door. ̄ !  The longer the Emperor remained in Vilna the less did everybody- tired of waiting- prepare for the war. All the efforts of those who surrounded the sovereign seemed directed merely to making him spend his time pleasantly and forget that war was impending..263 OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE 263!

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  When the princess came out of the countess' room Nicholas met her again, and with marked solemnity and stiffness accompanied her to the anteroom. To her remarks about his mother's health he made no reply. "What's that to you? Leave me in peace," his looks seemed to say..  When they went into the drawing room where coffee was served, the old men sat together.,,  "Now then, niece!" he exclaimed, waving to Natasha the hand that had just struck a chord.,  "I'll stand, Theodore Ivanych.",, !

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