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¡¡¡¡Montparnasse watched him with amazement, as he disappeared in the dusk. This contemplation was fatal to him.!¡¡¡¡"Not yet, Mademoiselle.",¡¡¡¡Haste to the city, buy linen, buy a needle, buy thread.',¡¡¡¡So that examining the relation in time of the commands to the events, we find that a command can never be the cause of the event, but that a certain definite dependence exists between the two.!¡¡¡¡The populace was admirable.!¡¡¡¡"By the way," said Jondrette, "have you been eating here?".
.,¡¡¡¡"Fool," retorted Anatole. "Don't talk nonsense! If you only knew... it's the devil knows what!".¡¡¡¡The forces of the gloom know each other, and are strangely balanced by each other.,¡¡¡¡In this departure from the Rue Plumet, which had been almost a flight, Jean Valjean had carried away nothing but the little embalmed valise, baptized by Cosette "the inseparable." Full trunks would have required porters, and porters are witnesses. A fiacre had been summoned to the door on the Rue de Babylone, and they had taken their departure.,(wets his pen),¡¡¡¡A quarter of a league further on, he arrived at the bottom of alittle valley, where there is water which passes beneath an archmade through the embankment of the road. The clump of sparselyplanted but very green trees, which fills the valley on one side ofthe road, is dispersed over the meadows on the other, and disappearsgracefully and as in order in the direction of Braine-l'Alleud.,¡¡¡¡"Don't do it without me!" called Natasha. "You won't do it right.";
¡¡¡¡Here it is."!¡¡¡¡This had been written with one foot in the grave and one finger in heaven. These lines, which had fallen one by one on the paper, were what might be called drops of soul.,¡¡¡¡"I don't understand," continued Ilagin, "how some sportsmen can be so jealous about game and dogs. For myself, I can tell you, Count, I enjoy riding in company such as this... what could be better?" (he again raised his cap to Natasha) "but as for counting skins and what one takes, I don't care about that."!¡¡¡¡Persons who wish to picture to themselves in a tolerably exact manner the constitution of the houses which stood at that epoch near the Pointe Saint-Eustache, at the northeast angle of the Halles of Paris, where to-day lies the embouchure of the Rue Rambuteau, have only to imagine an N touching the Rue Saint-Denis with its summit and the Halles with its base, and whose two vertical bars should form the Rue de la Grande-Truanderie, and the Rue de la Chanvrerie, and whose transverse bar should be formed by the Rue de la Petite-Truanderie. The old Rue Mondetour cut the three strokes of the N at the most crooked angles. So that the labyrinthine confusion of these four streets sufficed to form, on a space three fathoms square, between the Halles and the Rue Saint-Denis on the one hand, and between the Rue du Cygne and the Rue des Precheurs on the other, seven islands of houses, oddly cut up, of varying sizes, placed crosswise and hap-hazard, and barely separated, like the blocks of stone in a dock, by narrow crannies.;¡¡¡¡Kutuzov swayed his head, as much as to say: "How is one man to deal with it all?" and again listened to Denisov.,¡¡¡¡This rough, squat, heavy, hard, austere, almost misshapen, but assuredly majestic monument, stamped with a sort of magnificent and savage gravity, has disappeared, and left to reign in peace, a sort of gigantic stove, ornamented with its pipe, which has replaced the sombre fortress with its nine towers, very much as the bourgeoisie replaces the feudal classes......
¡¡¡¡After she had gone, a dressmaker from Madame Suppert-Roguet waited on the Rostovs, and Natasha, very glad of this diversion, having shut herself into a room adjoining the drawing room, occupied herself trying on the new dresses. Just as she had put on a bodice without sleeves and only tacked together, and was turning her head to see in the glass how the back fitted, she heard in the drawing room the animated sounds of her father's voice and another's- a woman's- that made her flush. It was Helene. Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.,¡¡¡¡His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander in chief- a post his father had procured for him- and would at last try to make a good match there. He indicated to him Princess Mary and Julie Karagina.;;take this usury, it keeps us from forfeitures of mortgages and bonds. The third and !¡¡¡¡He was out of breath.!¡¡¡¡The 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.,;
;¡¡¡¡Follow a man who is following another man, indeed!",¡¡¡¡Suddenly 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.!¡¡¡¡The principal spring of the red spectre is broken..¡¡¡¡these were the three forms which happiness, pleasure, and hope had assumed for him..? Victor Hugo...
¡¡¡¡And he was seized with a fit of melancholy.;¡¡¡¡"Where is he?",¡¡¡¡Well, any one who had beheld his spiritual self would have been obliged to concede that it weakened at that moment.,¡¡¡¡"Why, you know perfectly well, I'm the concierge; my name is Mother Veuvain.",,¡°Er - no,¡± said Harry, grinning. ¡°I've been working out the clue.¡± ;
¡¡¡¡"What a very pedantic air that young man has!",¡¡¡¡The army was mined at the same time as the population, as was proved subsequently by the operations of Beford, Luneville, and Epinard. They counted on the fifty-second regiment, on the fifth, on the eighth, on the thirty-seventh, and on the twentieth light cavalry. In Burgundy and in the southern towns they planted the liberty tree; that is to say, a pole surmounted by a red cap..¡¡¡¡I won't go to his funeral."...¡¡¡¡After having passed the zone of the crowd, he had passed the limits of the troops; he found himself in something startling.,¡¡¡¡She could get along without the Bourbons; she had done without them for two and twenty years; there had been a break of continuity; they did not suspect the fact. And how should they have suspected it, they who fancied that Louis XVII. reigned on the 9th of Thermidor, and that Louis XVIII.,¡¡¡¡History seems to assume that this force is self-evident and known to everyone. But in spite of every desire to regard it as known, anyone reading many historical works cannot help doubting whether this new force, so variously understood by the historians themselves, is really quite well known to everybody.,¡¡¡¡I took that journey on foot once; it was very long for me, but the diligences go very quickly! he will be here to-morrow with Cosette:,¡¡¡¡"Excuse me!" she said.!
.;¡¡¡¡With the exception of this issue which was left free, and which constituted what Folard in his strategical style would have termed a branch and taking into account, also, the narrow cutting arranged on the Rue de la Chanvrerie, the interior of the barricade, where the wine-shop formed a salient angle, presented an irregular square, closed on all sides.,¡¡¡¡"Yes.",,¡¡¡¡Jean Valjean loved to haunt these fields.,¡¡¡¡All the world has seen him before we can show him..¡¡¡¡Meanwhile, M. Leblanc had seated himself.,? Leo Tolstoy...
¡¡¡¡"What marvels!" she exclaimed, but hearing her master's voice she turned back. pulling down her tucked-up skirt.,¡¡¡¡But Marius could no longer hear him, for at that moment he was turning the corner of the Rue Saint-Louis.!;,¡¡¡¡On the preceding evening, and on the morning of the 5th of June, the day appointed for Lamarque's burial, the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, which the procession was to touch at, assumed a formidable aspect. This tumultuous network of streets was filled with rumors. They armed themselves as best they might.,¡¡¡¡One thing is certain, and that is, that Javert trembled.,¡¡¡¡The 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.!¡¡¡¡"And yet what a splendid reign your master might have had!";¡¡¡¡And was he very sure that this nightmare had actually existed?;
¡¡¡¡And she hid her blushing face on the breast of the superb and intoxicated young man.,¡¡¡¡As for the plain itself, let the reader picture to himself a vast undulating sweep of ground; each rise commands the next rise, and all the undulations mount towards Mont-Saint-Jean, and there end in the forest..? Victor Hugo.,¡¡¡¡"Your Serene Highness!";CHAPTER I .
¡¡¡¡Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan? .¡¡¡¡"Fine! Just like the Frenchie! Oh, ho ho! Do you want some more to eat?",¡¡¡¡Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand:. ...¡¡¡¡Let us add, that there is a certain instant when the battle degenerates into a combat, becomes specialized, and disperses into innumerable detailed feats, which, to borrow the expression of Napoleon himself, "belong rather to the biography of the regiments than to the history of the army.",,¡¡¡¡*History of the year 1812. The character of Kutuzov and reflections on the unsatisfactory results of the battles at Krasnoe, by Bogdanovich. ...
Praise is the reflection of virtue. But it is as the glass or body, which giveth the ,¡°It's half past three,¡± said Hermione. ,,,¡¡¡¡The bridge once crossed, he perceived some timber-yards on his right. He directed his course thither.!¡¡¡¡"Rugay, here's a pad for you!" he said, throwing down the hare's muddy pad. "You've deserved it, that's it, come on!"...¡¡¡¡It seemed to him that he beheld a humming-bird in the midst of toads.,...
¡¡¡¡Thou knowest it!",¡¡¡¡The staircase has two stories; the English, besieged on the staircase, and massed on its upper steps, had cut off the lower steps..¡¡¡¡Courfeyrac dragged a mattress off his bed, which was furnished with two, spread it out on the floor, and said:,,¡¡¡¡"I did knock, Madame.",¡¡¡¡In Germany, during a given period, summed up by Schiller in his famous drama The Robbers, theft and pillage rose up in protest against property and labor, assimilated certain specious and false elementary ideas, which, though just in appearance, were absurd in reality, enveloped themselves in these ideas, disappeared within them, after a fashion, assumed an abstract name, passed into the state of theory, and in that shape circulated among the laborious, suffering, and honest masses, unknown even to the imprudent chemists who had prepared the mixture, unknown even to the masses who accepted it..that is committed to them, and to report back again faithfully the success; than those, that are cunning to contrive out of other men\'s business, somewhat to grace themselves; and will help the matter, in report, for satisfaction sake. ,¡¡¡¡THE ROOT OF THE MATTER,BOOK SIX: 1808 - 10.¡¡¡¡She emerged from the village, she entered the forest at a run, no longer looking at or listening to anything. She only paused in her course when her breath failed her; but she did not halt in her advance.;
CHAPTER VII ,Harry stood, transfixed by the sight, too intent upon the battle to notice anything else. It was Hermione's scream that alerted him ¡ª ,¡¡¡¡"You can do something," said she.!¡¡¡¡"It's nothing, Mamma, really it's nothing; only Petya startled me," she said, trying to smile, but her tears still flowed and sobs still choked her.,,;¡¡¡¡"Ozheg-zheg, Ozheg-zheg..." hissed the saber against the whetstone, and suddenly Petya heard an harmonious orchestra playing some unknown, sweetly solemn hymn. Petya was as musical as Natasha and more so than Nicholas, but had never learned music or thought about it, and so the melody that unexpectedly came to his mind seemed to him particularly fresh and attractive. The music became more and more audible. The melody grew and passed from one instrument to another. And what was played was a fugue- though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is. Each instrument- now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn- played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.,¡¡¡¡On Sunday morning Marya Dmitrievna invited her visitors to Mass at her parish church- the Church of the Assumption built over the graves of victims of the plague..
¡¡¡¡*"Thank you, sir." .¡¡¡¡"I got three large potatoes and some salt. I took advantage of the fire to cook them.",¡¡¡¡"Uncle's" face was very significant and even handsome as he said this. Involuntarily Rostov recalled all the good he had heard about him from his father and the neighbors. Throughout the whole province "Uncle" had the reputation of being the most honorable and disinterested of cranks. They called him in to decide family disputes, chose him as executor, confided secrets to him, elected him to be a justice and to other posts; but he always persistently refused public appointments, passing the autumn and spring in the fields on his bay gelding, sitting at home in winter, and lying in his overgrown garden in summer.!,¡¡¡¡After her visit to the Rostovs and her unexpectedly chilly reception by Nicholas, Princess Mary confessed to herself that she had been right in not wishing to be the first to call.,¡¡¡¡Defeat had rendered the vanquished greater.,¡¡¡¡"Thank you, my dear, you have cheered me up," said she as she always did. "But best of all you have brought yourself back- for I never saw anything like it, you ought to give your wife a scolding! What are ,¡¡¡¡He merely noticed that she had grown sad, and he grew gloomy. On his side and on hers, inexperience had joined issue.!
¡¡¡¡Cosette was the difficulty, for she did not know how to climb a wall. Should he abandon her?,¡¡¡¡"A nice girl! Very nice!" said Marya Dmitrievna. "Arranging meetings with lovers in my house! It's no use pretending: you listen when I speak to you!" And Marya Dmitrievna touched her arm. "Listen when when I speak! You've disgraced yourself like the lowest of hussies. I'd treat you differently, but I'm sorry for your father, so I will conceal it.",¡¡¡¡ All flocked around Marius.,¡¡¡¡"Before me? No! All is over for me," she replied with shame and self-abasement.;¡¡¡¡"Well..." Anatole looked at his watch. "We'll start at once. Mind, Balaga! You'll get there in time? Eh?",,¡¡¡¡With this object his staff was gradually reconstructed and its real strength removed and transferred to the Emperor. Toll, Konovnitsyn, and Ermolov received fresh appointments. Everyone spoke loudly of the field marshal's great weakness and failing health.;¡¡¡¡"Well," began the old maid, "a young lady once went out, took a cock, laid the table for two, all properly, and sat down. After sitting a while, she suddenly hears someone coming... a sleigh drives up with harness bells; she hears him coming! He comes in, just in the shape of a man, like an officer- comes in and sits down to table with her.",LastIndexNext...
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¡®Let me out,¡¯ Harry said yet again, in a voice that was cold and almost as calm as Dumbledore's.,¡¡¡¡Piles of shadows covered the horizon.! ,¡¡¡¡"What rubbish sometimes enters one's head!" thought Prince Andrew, "but what is certain is that that girl is so charming, so original, that she won't be dancing here a month before she will be married.... Such as she are rare here," he thought, as Natasha, readjusting a rose that was slipping on her bodice, settled herself beside him.;¡¡¡¡Cosette plunged her hand into the pocket of her apron, and turned green. The fifteen-sou piece was not there.,¡¡¡¡Why, argot is horrible! It is the language of prisons, galleys, convicts, of everything that is most abominable in society!" etc., etc.,¡¡¡¡This bordered on a strange theme, the flesh, before which that immense and innocent love recoiled with a sort of sacred fright.,¡¡¡¡People were anxiously roaming about the streets.,¡¡¡¡"The Emperor! The Emperor!" a sudden cry resounded through the halls and the whole throng hurried to the entrance.;
CHAPTER XII ,¡¡¡¡And without waiting for an answer from the sentinel, who had stepped aside, Dolokhov rode up the incline at a walk....!,¡¡¡¡They all went without knowing whither or why they were going. Still less did that genius, Napoleon, know it, for no one issued any orders to him. But still he and those about him retained their old habits: wrote commands, letters, reports, and orders of the day; called one another sire, mon cousin, prince d'Eckmuhl, roi de Naples, and so on. But these orders and reports were only on paper, nothing in them was acted upon for they could not be carried out, and though they entitled one another Majesties, Highnesses, or Cousins, they all felt that they were miserable wretches who had done much evil for which they had now to pay. And though they pretended to be concerned about the army, each was thinking only of himself and of how to get away quickly and save himself. ,¡¡¡¡And they parted, Montparnasse betaking himself in the direction of the Greve, and Gavroche towards the Bastille.,¡¡¡¡ Three o'clock in the morning had just struck, and he had been walking thus for five hours, almost uninterruptedly, when he at length allowed himself to drop into his chair.!
ANDY,,¡¡¡¡He has to keep greasing the groove of events every moment.;¡¡¡¡"Into the stove... into the fire with it! I tell you once for all, my dear fellow," said he, "into the fire with all such things! Let them cut the crops and burn wood to their hearts' content. I don't order it or allow it, but I don't exact compensation either. One can't get on without it. 'When wood is chopped the chips will fly.'" He looked at the paper again. "Oh, this German precision!" he muttered, shaking his head. ...¡¡¡¡There is in this day an obscure interval, from mid-day to four o'clock; the middle portion of this battle is almost indistinct, and participates in the sombreness of the hand-to-hand conflict.,defect of the mind may have a special receipt.,!¡¡¡¡1830, in its deviation, had good luck. In the establishment which entitled itself order after the revolution had been cut short, the King amounted to more than royalty. Louis Philippe was a rare man.,¡¡¡¡Courfeyrac dragged a mattress off his bed, which was furnished with two, spread it out on the floor, and said:;
¡°I no more suspect Madame Maxime than Hagrid,¡± said Dumbledore, just as calmly. ¡°I think it possible that it is you who are prejudiced, Cornelius.¡± ,, ,a full shade; some of them, wheresoever the sun be. You are to frame some of them likewise for shelter, that when the wind blows sharp, you may walk, as in a gallery. ,¡¡¡¡"Very glad," answered Nicholas. "He is an excellent fellow.... And are you very much in love?"...¡¡¡¡"Fine doings!" answered Dmitrievna. "For fifty-eight years have I lived in this world and never known anything so disgraceful!".
¡¡¡¡Then, without haste, but without making a useless movement, with firm and curt precision, the more remarkable at a moment when the patrol and Javert might come upon him at any moment, he undid his cravat, passed it round Cosette's body under the armpits, taking care that it should not hurt the child, fastened this cravat to one end of the rope, by means of that knot which seafaring men call a "swallow knot," took the other end of the rope in his teeth, pulled off his shoes and stockings, which he threw over the wall, stepped upon the mass of masonry, and began to raise himself in the angle of the wall and the gable with as much solidity and certainty as though he had the rounds of a ladder under his feet and elbows. Half a minute had not elapsed when he was resting on his knees on the wall.,¡¡¡¡"MONSIEUR THENARDIER:-- ,¡¡¡¡I ain't afraid, I ain't a coward, but there ain't anything more to do, or otherwise they'd lead us a dance.,¡¡¡¡"How? Standing or lying?",,For when a state grows to an over-power, it is like a great flood, that will be sure to ,¡¡¡¡And suddenly he saw vividly before him a long-forgotten, kindly old man who had given him geography lessons in Switzerland. "Wait a bit," said the old man, and showed Pierre a globe. This globe was alive- a vibrating ball without fixed dimensions. Its whole surface consisted of drops closely pressed together, and all these drops moved and changed places, sometimes several of them merging into one, sometimes one dividing into many. Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it., ,¡¡¡¡"There's going to be a row.",¡¡¡¡Of nothing and of everything. Of an electricity disengaged, little by little, of a flame suddenly darting forth, of a wandering force, of a passing breath. This breath encounters heads which speak, brains which dream, souls which suffer, passions which burn, wretchedness which howls, and bears them away....
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¡¡¡¡M. le Duc de Havre, as captain of the guard on duty that day, was seated in the carriage, opposite the king.,¡¡¡¡In dealing with humanity's inquiry, the science of history up to now is like money in circulation- paper money and coin. The biographies and special national histories are like paper money. They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them. You need only forget to ask how the will of heroes produces events, and such histories as Thiers' will be interesting and instructive and may perhaps even possess a tinge of poetry. But just as doubts of the real value of paper money arise either because, being easy to make, too much of it gets made or because people try to exchange it for gold, so also doubts concerning the real value of such histories arise either because too many of them are written or because in his simplicity of heart someone inquires: by what force did Napoleon do this?- that is, wants to exchange the current paper money for the real gold of actual comprehension....¡¡¡¡It is addressed to England as well as to Spain, to Italy as well as to France, to Germany as well as to Ireland, to Republics which have slaves as well as to Empires which have serfs.,¡¡¡¡"Quite beside themselves, Yakov Alpatych; they've fetched another barrel.",¡¡¡¡The events of the previous year: the burning of Moscow and the flight from it, the death of Prince Andrew, Natasha's despair, Petya's death, and the old countess' grief fell blow after blow on the old count's head. He seemed to be unable to understand the meaning of all these events, and bowed his old head in a spiritual sense as if expecting and inviting further blows which would finish him. He seemed now frightened and distraught and now unnaturally animated and enterprising.;¡¡¡¡Each one received thirty cartridges..¡¡¡¡We say that Napoleon wished to invade Russia and invaded it. In reality in all Napoleon's activity we never find anything resembling an expression of that wish, but find a series of orders, or expressions of his will, very variously and indefinitely directed. Amid a long series of unexecuted orders of Napoleon's one series, for the campaign of 1812, was carried out- not because those orders differed in any way from the other, unexecuted orders but because they coincided with the course of events that led the French army into Russia; just as in stencil work this or that figure comes out not because the color was laid on from this side or in that way, but because it was laid on from all sides over the figure cut in the stencil...¡¡¡¡"Stop!.
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¡¡¡¡The secretary was told to write down the resolution of the Moscow nobility and gentry, that they would furnish ten men, fully equipped, out of every thousand serfs, as the Smolensk gentry had done. Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.!¡¡¡¡"A young man who used to come here."!Take it easy. You'll be all right.,¡°I'd ¡ª I'd think I'd gone mad,¡± said Harry, ¡°or I'd think there was some Dark Magic going on ¡ª¡± ;,.¡¡¡¡And the cavalry, with spurs and sabers urging on horses that could scarcely move, trotted with much effort to the column presented to them- that is to say, to a crowd of Frenchmen stark with cold, frost-bitten, and starving- and the column that had been presented to them threw down its arms and surrendered as it had long been anxious to do.!
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,¡¡¡¡Yes!!¡¡¡¡"Dear count, you must let me look after your daughters! Though I am not staying here long this time- nor are you- I will try to amuse them. I have already heard much of you in Petersburg and wanted to get to know you," said she to Natasha with her stereotyped and lovely smile. "I had heard about you from my page, Drubetskoy. Have you heard he is getting married? And also from my husband's friend Bolkonski, Prince Andrew Bolkonski," she went on with special emphasis, implying that she knew of his relation to Natasha. To get better acquainted she asked that one of the young ladies should come into her box for the rest of the performance, and Natasha moved over to it.;¡¡¡¡"It cannot be anything," said he.,¡¡¡¡The planet was, in fact, very near the horizon and was traversing a dense layer of mist which imparted to it a horrible ruddy hue.!¡¡¡¡This is, moreover, the tendency of our age, and the law of radiance of the French Revolution; books must cease to be exclusively French, Italian, German, Spanish, or English, and become European, I say more, human, if they are to correspond to the enlargement of civilization....? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡"He visits them?";
¡¡¡¡"Karay, ulyulyu!..." he shouted, looking round for the old borzoi who was now his only hope. Karay, with all the strength age had left him, stretched himself to the utmost and, watching the wolf, galloped heavily aside to intercept it. But the quickness of the wolf's lope and the borzoi's slower pace made it plain that Karay had miscalculated. Nicholas could already see not far in front of him the wood where the wolf would certainly escape should she reach it. But, coming toward him, he saw hounds and a huntsman galloping almost straight at the wolf. There was still hope. A long, yellowish young borzoi, one Nicholas did not know, from another leash, rushed impetuously at the wolf from in front and almost knocked her over. But the wolf jumped up more quickly than anyone could have expected and, gnashing her teeth, flew at the yellowish borzoi, which, with a piercing yelp, fell with its head on the ground, bleeding from a gash in its side..¡¡¡¡He had never been father, lover, husband, friend. In the prison he had been vicious, gloomy, chaste, ignorant, and shy....¡¡¡¡But Dolokhov restarted the conversation which had dropped and began putting direct questions as to how many men there were in the battalion, how many battalions, and how many prisoners. Asking about the Russian prisoners with that detachment, Dolokhov said:......? Leo Tolstoy.¡¡¡¡Then he felt of the officer's fob, discovered a watch there, and took possession of it.!¡¡¡¡Princess Mary begged him to stay one day more, saying that she knew how unhappy her father would be if Andrew left without being reconciled to him, but Prince Andrew replied that he would probably soon be back again from the army and would certainly write to his father, but that the longer he stayed now the more embittered their differences would become.,¡¡¡¡There is no hardihood which does not shudder and which does not feel the vicinity of anguish. One is conscious of something hideous, as though one's soul were becoming amalgamated with the darkness.!
¡¡¡¡It was at about that moment that a distant line of bayonets gleamed on the heights in the direction of Frischemont.,forth; and the [main] garden in the midst; besides alleys, on both sides. And I like ,,¡¡¡¡"Well, now!,¡¡¡¡"If we don't take it tomowwow, he'll snatch it fwom under our noses," he added.,¡¡¡¡"You see, brothers..." said he when the shouts had ceased... and all at once his voice and the expression of his face changed. It was no longer the commander in chief speaking but an ordinary old man who wanted to tell his comrades something very important., ;¡¡¡¡Expecting the enemy from behind and not in front, the French separated in their flight and spread out over a distance of twenty-four hours. In front of them all fled the Emperor, then the kings, then the dukes. The Russian army, expecting Napoleon to take the road to the right beyond the Dnieper- which was the only reasonable thing for him to do- themselves turned to the right and came out onto the highroad at Krasnoe. And here as in a game of blindman's buff the French ran into our vanguard. Seeing their enemy unexpectedly the French fell into confusion and stopped short from the sudden fright, but then they resumed their flight, abandoning their comrades who were farther behind. Then for three days separate portions of the French army- first Murat's (the vice-king's), then Davout's, and then Ney's- ran, as it were, the gauntlet of the Russian army. They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right....