flank. If you have seen amiss, sir, do not allow yourself to say what

A fortnight after the letter Prince Vasili's servants came one evening

Having thanked Anna Pavlovna for her charming soiree, the guests began

Sonya slammed the door to. A minute later they let the count in. He was

"I am not petitioning, your excellency," returned Prince Andrew quietly.

For the peoples of the west to be able to make their warlike movement to

And the only such conception known to historians is that of power.

administration was devoutly preserved among the serfs. "He was a

nor of what she was telling. He listened to her and felt only pity for

Natasha put one knee on the armchair, stooped over her mother, embraced

Princess Mary could not lift her head, she was weeping.

of life, escaped from reality into a world of delirium.

itself. That terrible question "Why?" "Wherefore?" which had come to him

His face suddenly softened and tears came into his eyes. With his left

the trooper Nikitenko, who was galloping ahead, shot away from him, and

Prince Andrew to the staff officer.

conceivable occurrences, and declare this abstraction to be the aim of

he let me be there instead of Tikhon?" Princess Mary had thought and

the hill at Mozhaysk and momentarily on many and many faces he had met

to me that the numbers three and seven are the basis of everything. He

physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen,


the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed

Pierre saw that the count was much upset and tried to change the

Friedland. They said that had we held out a little longer Napoleon would

Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority

The French, with the memory of all their former victories during fifteen

brotherly love, wagged their heads in token of their mutual affection,

"All right. Let Monsieur de Beausset enter, and Fabvier too," he said,

a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God, are terribly

or not? Won't that be best?"

reject him. Naturally neither Natasha nor her parents wished to hear of

was under no obligation to meet, and did not rebuild his Moscow house

destruction of all their property. In this letter the countess also

in her armchair, though hoping to be offered another cup of tea.


Prince Andrew replied. Then followed other questions just as simple:

Pierre more strongly with the solemnity and importance of the moment

The day after the opera the Rostovs went nowhere and nobody came to see

as a soldier after the duel with Dolokhov." And the memory of the dinner

Natasha went to the table and without a moment's reflection wrote that

eyes at the ground before her. Evidently she was aware of her beauty and

affair had come to an actual duel). "You know, Count, it is much more

silence, and then the same joke was repeated.

in hospital. This was Speranski, Secretary of State, reporter to the

has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty

apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it

not what, and envying alike the notables he saw arriving at the entrance

Moreover, the assertion made by various writers that his cold was the

question to Davout.

however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning

comrades with mud.

history, in which it has not a free but a predestined significance.

She turned away and gave her hand to the count, who could hardly keep

nowhere else for the family to talk but here at the ball. She did not

printed matter--has the question of the freedom of will been put on a

compassionate eyes.

conclusion: (1) that history is written by learned men, and so it is

"Dere has neffer been a gase," a German doctor was saying to an aide-de-

He did not repeat to himself with a sickening feeling of shame the words

happy day in inactivity, was all the more depressed.

his legs and putting his hands on his knees with the air of a man who

been foreseen, the Russian army of thirty-five thousand men commanded by

nothing that was considered bad in the Pavlograd regiment and, when

when, seeing these girls, he realized the existence of other human

Russian army were convinced that the battle of Borodino was a victory.

not think of it--not till he comes back!" she told herself, and began

Because they could not understand him all these people assumed that it

Petya and Natasha surprised Nicholas most. Petya was a big handsome boy

the demand was that I should withdraw beyond the Vistula and the Oder,

"I expect so."

repugnance, and closing his eyes quickly fell back on the carriage seat.

"Thank you very much, I will go on alone," said Prince Andrew, wishing

memory, not merely as something past but as something present.

While the guests were taking their leave Pierre remained for a long time

flattering--quite simply and naturally.

Russians possessed would have been required.

necessity the smaller the conception of freedom and vice versa.

Napoleon, Berthier's eyes turned to look at a general with a suite, who

tell you quite clearly, because I constructed nearly all our

army, another, a ninth party, was being formed and was beginning to

handsome open face of the man who might perhaps be her husband absorbed

"I hate you, I hate you! You're my enemy forever!" And Natasha ran out

room, grew silent and gazed with eyes full of curiosity or expectancy at

"The ways of God are past finding out!" she thought, feeling that the

air of escaping from the ills of life with which unhappy people look at

that her question, following his mention of freedom, ascribed to his

"Pe... Petya... Go, go, she... is calling..." and weeping like a child

philosophical meditation (to which he himself was particularly

himself at the head of the army, gather round him a commander-in-chief's

what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less than the

motionless. He seemed altogether so thin, small, and pathetic. His face

position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control

"The soldiers say it feels easier without boots," said Captain Tushin

and puckering the skin above his left eye, "malgre la haute estime que

for which he had paid seven hundred rubbles was not worth half that sum.

etc. And as usual nothing happened in accord with the disposition.

anything from them, often gave them the last of their rations.

continuing to converse, and Prince Andrew involuntarily heard these

had it not been that just then they heard the rattle of musketry and a

wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.

Freemasons. He felt like a man who after straining his eyes to see into

said Princess Mary.


surprised how simple and easy had been what used to appear so

Pratzen Heights, now at the sun floating up out of the mist.

left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at