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ˇˇˇˇAnother voice, that of a nobleman of medium height and about forty years of age, whom Pierre had formerly met at the gypsies' and knew as a bad cardplayer, and who, also transformed by his uniform, came up to Pierre, interrupted Adraksin.!ˇˇˇˇ"Be quiet," said Cosette.,,ˇˇˇˇNapoleon, riding to Valuevo on the twenty-fourth, did not see (as the history books say he did) the position of the Russians from Utitsa to Borodino (he could not have seen that position because it did not exist), nor did he see an advanced post of the Russian army, but while pursuing the Russian rearguard he came upon the left flank of the Russian position- at the Shevardino Redoubt- and unexpectedly for the Russians moved his army across the Kolocha. And the Russians, not having time to begin a general engagement, withdrew their left wing from the position they had intended to occupy and took up a new position which had not been foreseen and was not fortified. By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left (looking from the Russian side) and transferred it to the plain between Utitsa, Semenovsk, and Borodino- a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other plain in Russia- and there the whole battle of the twenty-sixth of August took place.,,ˇˇˇˇGavroche, who was not very discreet, listened.,ˇˇˇˇFOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS...
ˇˇˇˇ"I hear," Dron answered without lifting his eyes.,ˇˇˇˇAs he no longer went out, he had returned to them and preferred them.,ˇˇˇˇ"It is proper that we should know where we stand and on whom we may count.,BOOK NINE: 1812;ˇˇˇˇ"Well, he's a poor sort of soldier...",And still he kept sending those letters...!
may be light and manageable; and the like.,LastIndexNext,ˇˇˇˇ"I've had an eye on him this long while," said the other..ˇˇˇˇThese young soldiers were valiant in the presence of our redoubtable infantry; their inexperience extricated them intrepidly from the dilemma; they performed particularly excellent service as skirmishers: the soldier skirmisher, left somewhat to himself, becomes, so to speak, his own general.,ˇˇˇˇNot merely in these cases but continually did that old man- who by experience of life had reached the conviction that thoughts and the words serving as their expression are not what move people- use quite meaningless words that happened to enter his head.,,ˇ°There!ˇ± said Pettigrew shrilly, pointing at Ron with his maimed hand. ˇ°Thank you! You see, Remus? I have never hurt a hair of Harry's head! Why should I?ˇ± ,ˇˇˇˇFour days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and Uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan. Napoleon received Balashev in the very house in Vilna from which Alexander had dispatched him on his mission. ;
.ˇˇˇˇ"To search far..." repeated the count, evidently sorry Simon had not said more. "To search far," he said, turning back the skirt of his coat to get at his snuffbox.,ˇˇˇˇ"Go!" he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.,,ˇˇˇˇCosette walked on without asking any questions.,ˇˇˇˇThe porter did not finish..CHAPTER XI .
ˇˇˇˇ"About Boris... I know," she said seriously; "that's what I have come about. Don't say it- I know. No, do tell me!" and she removed her hand. "Tell me, Mamma! He's nice?",ˇˇˇˇJean Valjean felt himself caught, as in a net, which was slowly contracting; he gazed heavenward in despair.,ˇˇˇˇThenardier, rated as a burglar, and detained as a measure of precaution under the charge of organizing a nocturnal ambush, with armed force, was kept in sight.,ˇˇˇˇHe gave up all idea of climbing by means of the drain-pipe, and crawled along the wall to get back into the Rue Polonceau.,ˇˇˇˇSuddenly everybody stirred, began talking, and pressed forward and then back, and between the two rows, which separated, the Emperor entered to the sounds of music that had immediately struck up. Behind him walked his host and hostess. He walked in rapidly, bowing to right and left as if anxious to get the first moments of the reception over. The band played the polonaise in vogue at that time on account of the words that had been set to it, beginning: "Alexander, Elisaveta, all our hearts you ravish quite..." The Emperor passed on to the drawing room, the crowd made a rush for the doors, and several persons with excited faces hurried there and back again. Then the crowd hastily retired from the drawing-room door, at which the Emperor reappeared talking to the hostess. A young man, looking distraught, pounced down on the ladies, asking them to move aside. Some ladies, with faces betraying complete forgetfulness of all the rules of decorum, pushed forward to the detriment of their toilets. The men began to choose partners and take their places for the polonaise.,It's a ball-busting job, but the kid's a blur.,Harry pulled open his bag and handed over the bundle of chicken legs and bread. ...LastIndexNext;
ˇˇˇˇHe said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so. The unbrushed tufts of hair sticking up behind and the hastily brushed hair on his temples expressed this most eloquently.,ˇˇˇˇ"Gentlemen of the jury, order the prisoner to be released! Mr. President, have me arrested.,This Free Ebook is Produced .ˇˇˇˇ"But a large number of monasteries and churches is always a sign of the backwardness of a people," said Napoleon, turning to Caulaincourt for appreciation of this remark....ˇˇˇˇThat was sure, efficacious, and free from danger.,LastIndexNext.ˇˇˇˇThe holder in fee reverting to his landed estate cannot claim the fruits of that estate during the hereditary seizure of the real estate by the mortgagor," the playwright who says: "The piece was hissed," the comedian who says:;
!ˇˇˇˇHe took her hand.,ˇˇˇˇWe make a distinction between one popular movement and another popular movement. We do not inquire whether an uprising costs as much as a battle. Why a battle, in the first place?,It's very pretty, Andy. Thank you.,ˇˇˇˇIn a wall near the arcade opens another arched door, of the time of Henry IV., permitting a glimpse of the trees of an orchard; beside this door, a manure-hole, some pickaxes, some shovels, some carts, an old well, with its flagstone and its iron reel, a chicken jumping, and a turkey spreading its tail, a chapel surmounted by a small bell-tower, a blossoming pear-tree trained in espalier against the wall of the chapel--behold the court, the conquest of which was one of Napoleon's dreams.,? Leo Tolstoy,If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here the rest of the night, by God and Sonny Jesus, you'll all visit the infirmary. Every last motherfucker here.;
ˇˇˇˇ(3) His relation to the causes leading to the action.,ˇˇˇˇThe lawyer wound up by beseeching the jury and the court, if the identity of Jean Valjean appeared to them to be evident, to apply to him the police penalties which are provided for a criminal who has broken his ban, and not the frightful chastisement which descends upon the convict guilty of a second offence....,ˇˇˇˇThe sun had reached the other side of the house, and its slanting rays shone into the open window, lighting up the room and part of the morocco cushion at which Princess Mary was looking. The flow of her thoughts suddenly stopped. Unconsciously she sat up, smoothed her hair, got up, and went to the window, involuntarily inhaling the freshness of the clear but windy evening.,ˇˇˇˇWhat a melancholy thing not to know the address of one's soul!,ˇˇˇˇ"I never doubted the devotion of the Russian nobles, but today it has surpassed my expectations. I thank you in the name of the Fatherland! Gentlemen, let us act! Time is most precious..."!
ˇˇˇˇ"Oh, yes, father.",,ˇˇˇˇ"Well, good night," said Natasha.,If he be inferior, if he be to be commended, you much more; if he be superior, if ,ˇˇˇˇThe two barricades united formed a veritable redoubt. Enjolras and Courfeyrac had not thought fit to barricade the other fragment of the Rue Mondetour which opens through the Rue des Precheurs an issue into the Halles, wishing, no doubt, to preserve a possible communication with the outside, and not entertaining much fear of an attack through the dangerous and difficult street of the Rue des Precheurs.,ˇˇˇˇThis letter touched Nicholas. He had that common sense of a matter-of-fact man which showed him what he ought to do., .ˇˇˇˇDuring the whole time of his convalescence in Orel Pierre had experienced a feeling of joy, freedom, and life; but when during his journey he found himself in the open world and saw hundreds of new faces, that feeling was intensified. Throughout his journey he felt like a schoolboy on holiday. Everyone- the stagecoach driver, the post-house overseers, the peasants on the roads and in the villages- had a new significance for him. The presence and remarks of Willarski who continually deplored the ignorance and poverty of Russia and its backwardness compared with Europe only heightened Pierre's pleasure. Where Willarski saw deadness Pierre saw an extraordinary strength and vitality- the strength which in that vast space amid the snows maintained the life of this original, peculiar, and unique people. He did not contradict Willarski and even seemed to agree with him- an apparent agreement being the simplest way to avoid discussions that could lead to nothing- and he smiled joyfully as he listened to him. ,;
.ˇˇˇˇEtc..ˇˇˇˇHe had had in succession, under the Empire and under the Restoration, the sorts of bravery requisite for the two epochs, the bravery of the battle-field and the bravery of the tribune.,,ˇˇˇˇ"Mercy!" murmured the murderer; then he dropped his head and stammered a few inarticulate oaths..ˇˇˇˇ  Literally "made cuirs"; i..
ˇˇˇˇ"I? I? What did I tell you?" said Pierre suddenly, rising and beginning to pace up and down the room. "I always thought it.... That girl is such a treasure... she is a rare girl.... My dear friend, I entreat you, don't philosophize, don't doubt, marry, marry, marry.... And I am sure there will not be a happier man than you.",ˇˇˇˇNatasha blushed scarlet when she heard this....ˇˇˇˇ"Leave off talking nonsense," said the countess.,ˇˇˇˇ"My lord, what are your orders in case you are killed?",, ,ˇˇˇˇ"In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question. The troops are moved according to the enemy's movements and the number of men increases and decreases..."...ˇˇˇˇOnly, the voice now seemed to be nothing more than a breath.!ˇˇˇˇHe paused and said gently:;
.,ˇˇˇˇThe war 1812, besides its national significance dear to every Russian heart, was now to assume another, a European, significance.,,,ˇˇˇˇHe was a sort of almost irritating ubiquity; no halt was possible with him. The enormous barricade felt him on its haunches.,ˇˇˇˇAnd so for history, the insoluble mystery presented by the incompatibility of free will and inevitability does not exist as it does for theology, ethics, and philosophy. History surveys a presentation of man's life in which the union of these two contradictions has already taken place.. ...ˇˇˇˇMore important still, Alpatych learned that on the morning of the very day he gave the village Elder orders to collect carts to move the princess' luggage from Bogucharovo, there had been a village meeting at which it had been decided not to move but to wait. Yet there was no time to waste. On the fifteenth, the day of the old prince's death, the Marshal had insisted on Princess Mary's leaving at once, as it was becoming dangerous. He had told her that after the sixteenth he could not be responsible for what might happen. On the evening of the day the old prince died the Marshal went away, promising to return next day for the funeral. But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate....ˇˇˇˇThe market-gardens, the timber-yards, and the old buildings have been effaced....
,ˇˇˇˇ"You have been caught once already by a 'little girl,'" said Dolokhov who knew of Kuragin's marriage. "Take care!".? Leo Tolstoy,HEYWOOD,ˇˇˇˇHucheloup, one fine morning, had seen fit to notify passers-by of this "specialty"; he had dipped a brush in a pot of black paint, and as he was an orthographer on his own account, as well as a cook after his own fashion, he had improvised on his wall this remarkable inscription:--,ˇˇˇˇ"Immediately, I'm coming, I'm coming!" replied the princess hurriedly, not giving Dunyasha time to finish what she was saying, and trying to avoid seeing the girl she ran toward the house.... .
? Leo Tolstoy,ˇˇˇˇ"You?" said Gavroche.,,ˇˇˇˇHe lifted himself and sat up. A Frenchman who had just pushed a Russian soldier away was squatting by the fire, engaged in roasting a piece of meat stuck on a ramrod. His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod. His brown morose face with frowning brows was clearly visible by the glow of the charcoal.!BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12...ˇˇˇˇAfter four days of solitude, ennui, and consciousness of his impotence and insignificance- particularly acute by contrast with the sphere of power in which he had so lately moved- and after several marches with the marshal's baggage and the French army, which occupied the whole district, Balashev was brought to Vilna- now occupied by the French- through the very gate by which he had left it four days previously..ˇˇˇˇEither to assume (1) that the will of the people is always unconditionally transferred to the ruler or rulers they have chosen, and that therefore every emergence of a new power, every struggle against the power once appointed, should be absolutely regarded as an infringement of the real power; or (2) that the will of the people is transferred to the rulers conditionally, under definite and known conditions, and to show that all limitations, conflicts, and even destructions of power result from a nonobservance by the rulers of the conditions under which their power was entrusted to them; or (3) that the will of the people is delegated to the rulers conditionally, but that the conditions are unknown and indefinite, and that the appearance of several authorities, their struggles and their falls, result solely from the greater or lesser fulfillment by the rulers of these unknown conditions on which the will of the people is transferred from some people to others..
ˇˇˇˇ"She is waiting for me there," said he.,ˇˇˇˇAnd Pierre's soul was dimly but joyfully filled not by the story itself but by its mysterious significance: by the rapturous joy that lit up Karataev's face as he told it, and the mystic significance of that joy.!.ˇˇˇˇThe historians, in accord with the old habit of acknowledging divine intervention in human affairs, want to see the cause of events in the expression of the will of someone endowed with power, but that supposition is not confirmed either by reason or by experience.,,...!
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......By the year Kennedy was shot, Andy had transformed a broom closet smelling of turpentine into the best prison library in New England.,A man shall see faces, that if you examine them, part by part, you shall find never a good; and yet all together do well. If it be true, that the principal part of beauty is in decent motion, certainly it is no marvel though persons in years seem many times more amiable; pulchravmautumnuspiiJcher: for no youth can be comely but by pardon, and considering the youth as to make up the comeliness. , ;ˇˇˇˇNatasha did not change her position, but her whole body heaved with noiseless, convulsive sobs which choked her. Marya Dmitrievna glanced round at Sonya and seated herself on the sofa beside Natasha.,ˇˇˇˇTHE CATASTROPHE...ˇˇˇˇHe had entered it on account of the Carpe horas, and had returned thither on account of the Carpes au gras.,ˇˇˇˇIt was impossible first because- as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans- the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.;
ˇˇˇˇ"Only, please let me command something, so that I may really command..." Petya went on. "What would it be to you?... Oh, you want a knife?" he said, turning to an officer who wished to cut himself a piece of mutton.,,ˇˇˇˇDost thou like that name--Euphrasie?",,ˇˇˇˇCorinthe created an obstacle, the Rue Mondetour was easily barricaded on the right and the left, no attack was possible except from the Rue Saint-Denis, that is to say, in front, and in full sight..make his wings shorter. I reckon to be costly, not them alone, which charge the purse, but which are wearisome and importune in suits. Ordinary followers ought to challenge no higher conditions, than countenance, recommendation, and protection from wrongs. !LastIndexNext!BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812...
ˇˇˇˇ"If I were a woman I would do so, Mary. That is a woman's virtue. But a man should not and cannot forgive and forget," he replied, and though till that moment he had not been thinking of Kuragin, all his unexpended anger suddenly swelled up in his heart.,ˇˇˇˇ"Yes," answered Vera, "I don't at all want that. We must live for society."!ˇˇˇˇ"Why not?" Dolokhov answered absently, scrutinizing the face of the French drummer boy. "Have you had that youngster with you long?" he asked Denisov.,ˇˇˇˇ"No, don't... the island of Madagascar!" she said, and jumping off his back she went downstairs..CHAPTER XVII !ˇˇˇˇHe said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so. The unbrushed tufts of hair sticking up behind and the hastily brushed hair on his temples expressed this most eloquently....BOOK SEVENTH.--THE CHAMPMATHIEU AFFAIR...;ˇˇˇˇThat which must be admired in the battle of Waterloo, is England; the English firmness, the English resolution, the English blood; the superb thing about England there, no offence to her, was herself. It was not her captain; it was her army.,ˇˇˇˇI'll scramble you up some supper, and I'll give you a shakedown."...
ˇˇˇˇSuch a point of the field of battle devours more combatants than such another, just as more or less spongy soils soak up more or less quickly the water which is poured on them. It becomes necessary to pour out more soldiers than one would like; a series of expenditures which are the unforeseen.,...ˇˇˇˇ"What can I do with them?" thought Natasha.,ˇˇˇˇAt the expiration of a quarter of an hour it seemed as though that species of stormy roar were becoming more distant.!ˇˇˇˇThe countess pressed her daughter's hand, closed her eyes, and became quiet for a moment. Suddenly she sat up with unaccustomed swiftness, glanced vacantly around her, and seeing Natasha began to press her daughter's head with all her strength. Then she turned toward her daughter's face which was wincing with pain and gazed long at it.;ˇˇˇˇ"Now then, now then, teach us how it goes! I'll soon pick it up. How is it?" said the man- a singer and a wag- whom Morel was embracing.,ˇˇˇˇ`Hold your tongue!' and begin to cut your throat. It's not the dying so much; you die, for one must die, and that's all right; it's the abomination of feeling those people touch you. And then, their knives; they can't be able to cut well with them! Ah, good gracious!";!
greatness in a man, to be the care of me higher powers. So Caesar said to me pilot ;,,ˇˇˇˇHe is excellent.,CHAPTER XII ;ˇˇˇˇThis was at the precise moment when Marius was descending heavily towards agony, and was saying:,CHAPTER IX ...ˇˇˇˇCosette's serenity was fully restored. The proof appeared to her to be complete, and it quite vanished from her mind, whether there could possibly be any one walking in the garden during the evening or at night.!
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? Leo Tolstoy,? Victor Hugo,ˇˇˇˇYou are lucky!,ˇˇˇˇThere!,CHAPTER XII ,ˇˇˇˇHe said:--!ˇˇˇˇTheir theory, suitable for primitive and peaceful periods of history, has the inconvenience- in application to complex and stormy periods in the life of nations during which various powers arise simultaneously and struggle with one another- that a Legitimist historian will prove that the National Convention, the Directory, and Bonaparte were mere infringers of the true power, while a Republican and a Bonapartist will prove: the one that the Convention and the other that the Empire was the real power, and that all the others were violations of power. Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children....
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BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812,BOOK FIRST.-WATERLOO;... !ˇˇˇˇThe "drawing-rooms" particularly abounded in remarks of this nature.!ˇˇˇˇHe stepped up to Cosette.,,It was prettily devised of Aesop; the fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot wheel, !
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ˇˇˇˇOutside, there was the same cold stillness and the same moon, but even brighter than before. The light was so strong and the snow sparkled with so many stars that one did not wish to look up at the sky and the real stars were unnoticed. The sky was black and dreary, while the earth was gay.;ˇˇˇˇYes or no?"!ˇˇˇˇThe smaller had his eyes wide open, but he said nothing. As he was on the edge of the mat, the elder being in the middle, Gavroche tucked the blanket round him as a mother might have done, and heightened the mat under his head with old rags, in such a way as to form a pillow for the child..ˇˇˇˇThis corridor, as the reader will remember, was bordered on both sides by attics, all of which were, for the moment, empty and to let.;,ˇˇˇˇ"Sir," said Marius, "I know that my presence is displeasing to you, but I have come merely to ask one thing of you, and then I shall go away immediately.".ˇˇˇˇPrince Peter Mikhaylovich Volkonski occupied the position, as it were, of chief of the Emperor's staff. He came out of the study into the drawing room with some maps which he spread on a table, and put questions on which he wished to hear the opinion of the gentlemen present. What had happened was that news (which afterwards proved to be false) had been received during the night of a movement by the French to outflank the Drissa camp.;BOOK EIGHTH.--A COUNTER-BLOW...ˇˇˇˇ"Now then, all together- shove!" cried the voices, and the huge surface of the wall, sprinkled with snow and creaking with frost, was seen swaying in the gloom of the night. The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it. Loud, coarse laughter and joyous shouts ensued..
ˇˇˇˇ"My feet are cold!" said he.;ˇˇˇˇOn tremble a chaque instant qu'elle ne vous la mouche ,,.? Victor Hugo.ˇˇˇˇCosette placed Catherine on a chair, then seated herself on the floor in front of her, and remained motionless, without uttering a word, in an attitude of contemplation.;;
ˇˇˇˇAssuredly, if the tongue which a nation or a province has spoken is worthy of interest, the language which has been spoken by a misery is still more worthy of attention and study.;ˇˇˇˇThere the rabble ended and the army began..ˇˇˇˇThen he shuddered..ˇˇˇˇBut when Volkonski said, with a frown, that it was in the Emperor's name that he asked his opinion, Pfuel rose and, suddenly growing animated, began to speak:,ˇˇˇˇWhat have we to reproach that war with?;;,.