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,,ĦĦĦĦNatasha had married in the early spring of 1813, and in 1820 already had three daughters besides a son for whom she had longed and whom she was now nursing. She had grown stouter and broader, so that it was difficult to recognize in this robust, motherly woman the slim, lively Natasha of former days. Her features were more defined and had a calm, soft, and serene expression. In her face there was none of the ever-glowing animation that had formerly burned there and constituted its charm. Now her face and body were of all that one saw, and her soul was not visible at all. All that struck the eye was a strong, handsome, and fertile woman. The old fire very rarely kindled in her face now. That happened only when, as was the case that day, her husband returned home, or a sick child was convalescent, or when she and Countess Mary spoke of Prince Andrew (she never mentioned him to her husband, who she imagined was jealous of Prince Andrew's memory), or on the rare occasions when something happened to induce her to sing, a practice she had quite abandoned since her marriage. At the rare moments when the old fire did kindle in her handsome, fully developed body she was even more attractive than in former days.,? Victor Hugo...,ĦĦĦĦDimmler, who had seated himself beside the countess, listened with closed eyes....
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ĦĦĦĦThat which had just taken place in this street would not have astonished a forest.,ĦĦĦĦIt appears that this list was the complete nomenclature of the sections of the fourth arondissement of the Society of the Rights of Man, with the names and dwellings of the chiefs of sections. To-day, when all these facts which were obscure are nothing more than history, we may publish them.,,,ĦĦĦĦThey had reappeared for an instant before his eyes, and had then plunged back again into the immense depths of Paris., ,ĦĦĦĦThe eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing- as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible. In the troubled waters of conflicting and intersecting intrigues that eddied about the Emperor's headquarters, it was possible to succeed in many ways unthinkable at other times. A man who simply wished to retain his lucrative post would today agree with Pfuel, tomorrow with his opponent, and the day after, merely to avoid responsibility or to please the Emperor, would declare that he had no opinion at all on the matter. Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good. A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him. A fourth while seemingly overwhelmed with work would often come accidentally under the Emperor's eye. A fifth, to achieve his long-cherished aim of dining with the Emperor, would stubbornly insist on the correctness or falsity of some newly emerging opinion and for this object would produce arguments more or less forcible and correct.... Find out more.
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? Leo Tolstoy,ĦĦĦĦBesides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest- house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants- streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.,ĦĦĦĦShe came in to dinner with red eyes. Marya Dmitrievna, who knew how the prince had received the Rostovs, pretended not to notice how upset Natasha was and jested resolutely and loudly at table with the count and the other guests.,...ĦĦĦĦI have nothing to sell but cart-wheels. We are but a poor country here.",ĦĦĦĦ"What can one say or think of as a consolation?" said Pierre. "Nothing! Why had such a splendid boy, so full of life, to die?",ĦĦĦĦAn instant later she was in her place again, seated motionless, and only turned so as to cast a shadow on the doll which she held in her arms. The happiness of playing with a doll was so rare for her that it contained all the violence of voluptuousness..http://eshu.yeah.net/ ,Did you follow her?;Find out more.
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,!ĦĦĦĦ"Where you are, there is vice and evil!" said Pierre to his wife. "Anatole, come with me! I must speak to you," he added in French.,Hermione shook her head warningly and glanced at Mrs. Weasley. .,Harry expected Dumbledore to ask questions, but to his relief, Dumbledore did nothing of the sort. ;ĦĦĦĦHe had dropped his eyelids again, and became absorbed in thought..ĦĦĦĦThe cuirassiers had not succeeded, since the centre was not broken through....
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ĦĦĦĦOne of the most undisputed forms of the health of society in the nineteenth century was established over France, and over the continent. Europe adopted the white cockade.,ĦĦĦĦThough they were all going with him, Anatole evidently wished to make something touching and solemn out of this address to his comrades. He spoke slowly in a loud voice and throwing out his chest slightly swayed one leg.,ĦĦĦĦPeople busied themselves over Marshal Soult's hesitations.,,ĦĦĦĦ"Oh, he's a hard nut to crack," said one of the officers who was sitting in the shadow at the other side of the fire....!
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ĦĦĦĦRECRUITS,ĦĦĦĦ"What beastly weather!" said he.,ĦĦĦĦ"Oh, no, Mary Hendrikhovna," replied the officer, "one must look after the doctor. Perhaps he'll take pity on me someday, when it comes to cutting off a leg or an arm for me."...ĦĦĦĦBy the rag-pickers of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. Rags mounted guard over the treasure....ĦĦĦĦ"It seems a little warmer today, my dear," she would murmur.!122 INT -- PRISON LIBRARY -- DAY (1954) 122,ĦĦĦĦSmolensk was abandoned contrary to the wishes of the Emperor and of the whole people. But Smolensk was burned by its own inhabitants-who had been misled by their governor. And these ruined inhabitants, setting an example to other Russians, went to Moscow thinking only of their own losses but kindling hatred of the foe. Napoleon advanced farther and we retired, thus arriving at the very result which caused his destruction....ĦĦĦĦPrincess Mary shook her head.,? Victor Hugo.
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ĦĦĦĦBy virtue of something ineffable and melancholy which enveloped him, she felt the look in his eyes which she could not see.;ĦĦĦĦDiamonds are found only in the dark places of the earth; truths are found only in the depths of thought..RED,ĦĦĦĦThey shut the door and all sat down..ĦĦĦĦPierre went to Princess Mary's to dinner.!defect of the mind may have a special receipt....