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¡¡¡¡There exists in the region of Montfermeil a very ancient superstition, which is all the more curious and all the more precious, because a popular superstition in the vicinity of Paris is like an aloe in Siberia. We are among those who respect everything which is in the nature of a rare plant.,,¡¡¡¡Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes, told her son that now both her daughters were settled, her only wish was to see him married. She said she could lie down in her grave peacefully if that were accomplished. Then she told him that she knew of a splendid girl and tried to discover what he thought about marriage..¡¡¡¡Moreover,--and this is a remark to which we shall frequently have occasion to recur,--she had grown used, without being herself aware of it, to the peculiarities of this good man and to the freaks of destiny.;¡¡¡¡That act is performed.!¡¡¡¡"What a darling Uncle is!" said Natasha, when they had come out onto the highroad.,¡¡¡¡Nicholas was with the Russian army in Paris when the news of his father's death reached him. He at once resigned his commission, and without waiting for it to be accepted took leave of absence and went to Moscow. The state of the count's affairs became quite obvious a month after his death, surprising everyone by the immense total of small debts the existence of which no one had suspected. The debts amounted to double the value of the property.!,¡¡¡¡While thus bent over, she did not notice that the pocket of her apron had emptied itself into the spring..
¡¡¡¡Before Father Mabeuf, who was easily terrified, and who was, as we have said, quick to take alarm, was able to reply by a single syllable, this being, whose movements had a sort of odd abruptness in the darkness, had unhooked the chain, plunged in and withdrawn the bucket, and filled the watering-pot, and the goodman beheld this apparition, which had bare feet and a tattered petticoat, running about among the flower-beds distributing life around her....¡°A little break,¡± said Voldemort, the slit-like nostrils dilating with excitement, ¡°a little pause¡That hurt, didn't it. Harry? You don't want me to do that again, do you?¡± ,,,...¡¡¡¡"Ah, madam!" he began. "Madam, Countess... Countess Rostova, if I am not mistaken... I beg you to excuse me, to excuse me... I did not know, madam. God is my witness, I did not know you had honored us with a visit, and I came in such a costume only to see my daughter. I beg you to excuse me... God is my witness, I didn't know-" he repeated, stressing the word "God" so unnaturally and so unpleasantly that Princess Mary stood with downcast eyes not daring to look either at her father or at Natasha.,¡¡¡¡Anatole followed him with his usual jaunty step but his face betrayed anxiety.,¡¡¡¡"I don't understand. I have nothing to say," her eyes replied..
¡¡¡¡"Dismiss the carriage!",¡¡¡¡Napoleon grinned maliciously and again raised his snuffbox to his nose.,¡¡¡¡On the following day, she saw him pass again.,¡¡¡¡On arriving at Fantine's chamber, Javert turned the handle, pushed the door open with the gentleness of a sick-nurse or a police spy, and entered.,¡¡¡¡She fastened her intent gaze upon Thenardier and said:--,¡¡¡¡Here I am all alone.,? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.,¡¡¡¡And Petya gave the Cossack a detailed account not only of his ride but also of his object, and why he considered it better to risk his life than to act "just anyhow."!
¡¡¡¡The blind clairvoyance of the Revolution, breaking royalty in the King and the King with royalty, did so almost without noticing the man in the fierce crushing of the idea, the vast storm of the Assembly-Tribunal, the public wrath interrogating, Capet not knowing what to reply, the alarming, stupefied vacillation by that royal head beneath that sombre breath, the relative innocence of all in that catastrophe, of those who condemned as well as of the man condemned,--he had looked on those things, he had contemplated that giddiness; he had seen the centuries appear before the bar of the Assembly-Convention; he had beheld, behind Louis XVI., that unfortunate passer-by who was made responsible, the terrible culprit, the monarchy, rise through the shadows; and there had lingered in his soul the respectful fear of these immense justices of the populace, which are almost as impersonal as the justice of God.;,¡¡¡¡"Is there any one here?" shouts Cabuc..¡¡¡¡He was obliged to pause many times while dressing himself; merely putting his arms through his waistcoat made the perspiration trickle from his forehead....LastIndexNext,,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡Javert appeared to be more irritated than amazed at this....
¡¡¡¡  A heavy rifled gun.,,CHAPTER II ,¡¡¡¡"Have you your pistol?",...Red enters, ten years older than when we first saw him at a parole hearing. He removes his cap and sits.,¡¡¡¡Hullo, it's getting hot!"...
¡¡¡¡"But no, it can't be!" he thought. "This stern, thin, pale face that looks so much older! It cannot be she. It merely reminds me of her." But at that moment Princess Mary said, "Natasha!" And with difficulty, effort, and stress, like the opening of a door grown rusty on its hinges, a smile appeared on the face with the attentive eyes, and from that opening door came a breath of fragrance which suffused Pierre with a happiness he had long forgotten and of which he had not even been thinking- especially at that moment. It suffused him, seized him, and enveloped him completely. When she smiled doubt was no longer possible, it was Natasha and he loved her.,FIRST EPILOGUE: 1813 - 20,? Leo Tolstoy,;¡¡¡¡This them which had turned into her had something indescribably significant and bitter about it.,...¡¡¡¡Just as prolonged and stubborn is the struggle now proceeding between the old and the new conception of history, and theology in the same way stands on guard for the old view, and accuses the new view of subverting revelation..¡¡¡¡Do you know me?";
¡¡¡¡"He doesn't play that part right!" said "Uncle" suddenly, with an energetic gesture. "Here he ought to burst out- that's it, come on!- ought to burst out.", .,¡¡¡¡On the first cart was a negro, who had been a slave, in all probability, and who could make a comparison of his chains.,¡¡¡¡"Very possibly the theater of war will move so near to us that...",¡°But we're not sure if that's true,¡± said Hermione quickly. ; ,!
¡¡¡¡"That's right, quite right! Just so!";!¡¡¡¡The deacon came out onto the raised space before the altar screen and, holding his thumb extended, drew his long hair from under his dalmatic and, making the sign of the cross on his breast, began in a loud and solemn voice to recite the words of the prayer......¡¡¡¡Now to his surprise he found that he no longer felt either doubt or perplexity about these questions. There was now within him a judge who by some rule unknown to him decided what should or should not be done....This Free Ebook is Produced ;¡¡¡¡One of the men came out of the crowd and went up to Rostov.! ,;
¡¡¡¡What produced this extraordinary occurrence? What were its causes? The historians tell us with naive assurance that its causes were the wrongs inflicted on the Duke of Oldenburg, the nonobservance of the Continental System, the ambition of Napoleon, the firmness of Alexander, the mistakes of the diplomatists, and so on.!¡¡¡¡"About Prince Michael...",better grace in youth, than in age: such as is a fluent and luxuriant speech; which ,BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812!¡¡¡¡M. Madeleine's vast workshops were shut; his buildings fell to ruin, his workmen were scattered.,After about fifty yards, they reached a fork. They looked at each other. ...,¡¡¡¡Arriving at this conclusion we can reply directly and positively to these two essential questions of history:...
¡¡¡¡It is unintelligible in the dark.,,Yes, sir. Absolutely. I've learned my lesson. I can honestly say I'm a...¡¡¡¡Jean Valjean changed his number in the galleys.,¡¡¡¡"But I never told them to come," said Princess Mary. "I only told Dron to let them have the grain.",¡¡¡¡"It is clear that the devil has appeared. Boulatruelle has seen him, and is on the search....
¡¡¡¡Natasha looked at him, and by way of answer to his words her eyes widened and lit up..¡¡¡¡It is nothing to die, what is frightful is to die without seeing her., ,!¡¡¡¡Rostov was particularly struck by the beauty of a small, pure-bred, red-spotted bitch on Ilagin's leash, slender but with muscles like steel, a delicate muzzle, and prominent black eyes. He had heard of the swiftness of Ilagin's borzois, and in that beautiful bitch saw a rival to his own Milka.,CHAPTER I ...¡¡¡¡Thus their life clouded over by degrees..
!;¡¡¡¡"Vive Henri Quatre! Vive ce roi valiant!" sang Morel, winking. "Ce diable a quatre..."* ,¡¡¡¡I have been following you with my eyes all night long.,¡¡¡¡Night had fully come.,¡¡¡¡"Princess Yusupova wore one exactly like this," said Berg, pointing to the fichu with a happy and kindly smile.!CHAPTER XIX .
Deformed persons are commonly even with nature: for as nature hath done ill by them, so do they by nature: being for the most part, (as die scripture saith) void of natural affection; and so they have their revenge of nature. Certainly there is a consent between the body and the mind; and where nature erreth in the one, she ventureth in the other. Ubipecattmiw.periditaturinaltem. But because there is in man an election touching the frame of his mind, and a necessity in the frame of his body, the stars of natural inclination are sometimes obscured by the sun of discipline, and virtue. ,¡¡¡¡Beginning with that blessed and holy hour when a kiss betrothed these two souls, Marius was there every evening.,¡¡¡¡"I don't care to have anything to do with Bezukhova and don't advise you to; however, if you've promised- go. It will divert your thoughts," she added, addressing Natasha. ,¡¡¡¡"Nearly seven good leagues.",,¡¡¡¡As soon as the aide-de-camp had said this, the old mustached officer, with happy face and sparkling eyes, raised his saber, shouted "Vivat!" and, commanding the Uhlans to follow him, spurred his horse and galloped into the river. He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift. Hundreds of Uhlans galloped in after him. It was cold and uncanny in the rapid current in the middle of the stream, and the Uhlans caught hold of one another as they fell off their horses. Some of the horses were drowned and some of the men; the others tried to swim on, some in the saddle and some clinging to their horses' manes. They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log and was not even looking at what they were doing. When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention..
¡¡¡¡"You ought not to have been here at all," he said. ,¡¡¡¡ The committee must take measures to prevent recruiting in the sections for the different societies.,¡¡¡¡"What are you up to?" suddenly came the authoritative voice of a sergeant major who came upon the men who were hauling their burden. "There are gentry here; the general himself is in that hut, and you foul-mouthed devils, you brutes, I'll give it to you!" shouted he, hitting the first man who came in his way a swinging blow on the back. "Can't you make less noise?",a man\'s fortune is in his own hands. Faber quisque fortunae suae; saith the poet ,¡¡¡¡It did occur to him to summon the guard, but Jean Valjean might avail himself of that moment to effect his escape; so he remained, grasped his cane by the small end, and leaned against the door-post, without removing his eyes from Jean Valjean.,¡¡¡¡ One day, Cosette chanced to look at herself in her mirror, and she said to herself:!,¡¡¡¡"That depends on our luck in starting, else why shouldn't we be there in time?" replied Balaga. "Didn't we get you to Tver in seven hours? I think you remember that, your excellency?";LastIndexNext!
CHAPTER IX ,¡¡¡¡"Go your way and God be with you. I know your path is the path of honor!" He paused. "I missed you at Bucharest, but I needed someone to send." And changing the subject, Kutuzov began to speak of the Turkish war and the peace that had been concluded. "Yes, I have been much blamed," he said, "both for that war and the peace... but everything came at the right time. Tout vient a point a celui qui sait attendre.* And there were as many advisers there as here..." he went on, returning to the subject of "advisers" which evidently occupied him. "Ah, those advisers!" said he. "If we had listened to them all we should not have made peace with Turkey and should not have been through with that war. Everything in haste, but more haste, less speed. Kamenski would have been lost if he had not died. He stormed fortresses with thirty thousand men. It is not difficult to capture a fortress but it is difficult to win a campaign. For that, storming and attacking but patience and time are wanted. Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made the but eat horseflesh!" He swayed his head. "And the French shall too, believe me," he went on, growing warmer and beating his chest, "I'll make them eat horseflesh!" And tears again dimmed his eyes. ,¡¡¡¡Nothing was stirring; not a bivouac-fire had been extinguished; the English army was asleep. The silence on earth was profound; the only noise was in the heavens. At four o'clock, a peasant was brought in to him by the scouts; this peasant had served as guide to a brigade of English cavalry, probably Vivian's brigade, which was on its way to take up a position in the village of Ohain, at the extreme left.,,¡¡¡¡"Am I spoiled for Andrew's love or not?" she asked herself, and with soothing irony replied: "What a fool I am to ask that! What did happen to me? Nothing! I have done nothing, I didn't lead him on at all. Nobody will know and I shall never see him again," she told herself. "So it is plain that nothing has happened and there is nothing to repent of, and Andrew can love me still. But why 'still?' O God, why isn't he here?" Natasha quieted herself for a moment, but again some instinct told her that though all this was true, and though nothing had happened, yet the former purity of her love for Prince Andrew had perished. And again in imagination she went over her whole conversation with Kuragin, and again saw the face, gestures, and tender smile of that bold handsome man when he pressed her arm. ,¡¡¡¡Pfuel, always inclined to be irritably sarcastic, was particularly disturbed that day, evidently by the fact that they had dared to inspect and criticize his camp in his absence. From this short interview with Pfuel, Prince Andrew, thanks to his Austerlitz experiences, was able to form a clear conception of the man. Pfuel was one of those hopelessly and immutably self-confident men, self-confident to the point of martyrdom as only Germans are, because only Germans are self-confident on the basis of an abstract notion- science, that is, the supposed knowledge of absolute truth. A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally, both in mind and body, as irresistibly attractive to men and women. An Englishman is self-assured, as being a citizen of the best-organized state in the world, and therefore as an Englishman always knows what he should do and knows that all he does as an Englishman is undoubtedly correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people. A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known. The German's self-assurance is worst of all, stronger and more repulsive than any other, because he imagines that he knows the truth- science- which he himself has invented but which is for him the absolute truth.,¡¡¡¡Among the opinions and voices in this immense, restless, brilliant, and proud sphere, Prince Andrew noticed the following sharply defined subdivisions of and parties:;
¡¡¡¡"That makes a lump that can be seen," said the inspector. "Put them in your trousers pocket.",¡¡¡¡"Ah, yes! Today's events mark an epoch, the greatest epoch in our history," he concluded.,¡¡¡¡"You thought me ugly, didn't you?",¡¡¡¡"Kekcaa?",¡¡¡¡Ordinarily it ends in that ocean:,¡¡¡¡At Marengo, I received two sabre-blows on the back of my neck, a bullet in the right arm at Austerlitz, another in the left hip at Jena. At Friedland, a thrust from a bayonet, there,--at the Moskowa seven or eight lance-thrusts, no matter where, at Lutzen a splinter of a shell crushed one of my fingers.,¡¡¡¡Only now did Pierre realize the full strength of life in man and the saving power he has of transferring his attention from one thing to another, which is like the safety valve of a boiler that allows superfluous steam to blow off when the pressure exceeds a certain limit.,¡¡¡¡"My friend," he said to the stableman, "is there a wheelwright here?";
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¡¡¡¡Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity....¡¡¡¡The building was a sort of ruin, where dismantled chambers were distinguishable, one of which, much encumbered, seemed to serve as a shed.,¡¡¡¡"I am going to the barricades.", ...!¡¡¡¡ The battery was unmasked at the same moment with the ravine..
¡¡¡¡Modern history, in theory, rejects both these principles.,¡¡¡¡"There's going to be evil doings, that's certain....¡¡¡¡Pierre wished to reply, but could not get in a word. He felt that his words, apart from what meaning they conveyed, were less audible than the sound of his opponent's voice.,,¡¡¡¡He re-entered the council-chamber. The first thing he caught sight of was the knob of the door.,¡¡¡¡Did he go into a frenzy in order to disguise his weakened powers from himself? Did he begin to waver under the delusion of a breath of adventure? Had he become--a grave matter in a general--unconscious of peril? Is there an age, in this class of material great men, who may be called the giants of action, when genius grows short-sighted? Old age has no hold on the geniuses of the ideal; for the Dantes and Michael Angelos to grow old is to grow in greatness; is it to grow less for the Hannibals and the Bonapartes?,¡¡¡¡As soon as Natasha had finished she went up to him and asked how he liked her voice. She asked this and then became confused, feeling that she ought not to have asked it. He smiled, looking at her, and said he liked her singing as he liked everything she did.,¡¡¡¡I was stupid; I became vicious:,,¡¡¡¡"How shall I put it?" replied Natasha. "I was in love with Boris, with my teacher, and with Denisov, but this is quite different. I feel at peace and settled. I know that no better man than he exists, and I am calm and contented now. Not at all as before.",¡¡¡¡Pierre had failed to notice Natasha because he did not at all expect to see her there, but he had failed to recognize her because the change in her since he last saw her was immense. She had grown thin and pale, but that was not what made her unrecognizable; she was unrecognizable at the moment he entered because on that face whose eyes had always shone with a suppressed smile of the joy of life, now when he first entered and glanced at her there was not the least shadow of a smile: only her eyes were kindly attentive and sadly interrogative.!
,,,¡¡¡¡It is a question of seizing the opponent round the waist.,RED;Nick turned away from the window and looked mournfully at Harry..¡¡¡¡No one can say. It is the dark moment when two clouds come together....
of their husbands. The lads of Sparta, of ancient time, were wont to be scourged upon the altar of Diana, without so much as queening. I remember in the beginning of Queen Elizabeth\'s time of England, an Irish rebel condemned, put up a petition to the deputy, that he might be hanged in a with, and not in an halter, because it had been so used, with former rebels. ,¡¡¡¡As for the fourth, he held his peace, but his huge shoulders betrayed him.;¡¡¡¡"I have now quite settled in my new rooms, Count" (Berg said this with perfect conviction that this information could not but be agreeable), "and so I wish to arrange just a small party for my own and my wife's friends." (He smiled still more pleasantly.) "I wished to ask the countess and you to do me the honor of coming to tea and to supper.",¡¡¡¡All the other historians suffer from being somewhat dazzled, and in this dazzled state they fumble about. It was a day of lightning brilliancy; in fact, a crumbling of the military monarchy which, to the vast stupefaction of kings, drew all the kingdoms after it--the fall of force, the defeat of war.. ;...¡¡¡¡Pierre was so deep in thought that he did not hear the question. He was looking now at the cavalry regiment that had met the convoy of wounded, now at the cart by which he was standing, in which two wounded men were sitting and one was lying. One of those sitting up in the cart had probably been wounded in the cheek. His whole head was wrapped in rags and one cheek was swollen to the size of a baby's head. His nose and mouth were twisted to one side. This soldier was looking at the cathedral and crossing himself. Another, a young lad, a fair-haired recruit as white as though there was no blood in his thin face, looked at Pierre kindly, with a fixed smile. The third lay prone so that his face was not visible. The cavalry singers were passing close by: ;
,¡¡¡¡On reflecting upon this, he fell into perplexity.,Factious followers are worse to be liked, which follow not upon affection to him, ,¡¡¡¡Ma jambe bien faite,¡¡¡¡"You are perfectly at liberty to treat me with respect or not," protested Balashev, "but permit me to observe that I have the honor to be adjutant general to His Majesty....".196 INT -- SOLITARY -- NIGHT (1966) 196,¡¡¡¡Then she raised her arms to heaven, and her white face became ineffable; her lips moved; she was praying in a low voice.,¡¡¡¡Kutuzov did not understand what Europe, the balance of power, or Napoleon meant. He could not understand it. For the representative of the Russian people, after the enemy had been destroyed and Russia had been liberated and raised to the summit of her glory, there was nothing left to do as a Russian. Nothing remained for the representative of the national war but to die, and Kutuzov died. ,.
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¡¡¡¡"If she were not to see Monsieur le Maire until that time," went on the sister, timidly, "she would not know that Monsieur le Maire had returned, and it would be easy to inspire her with patience; and when the child arrived, she would naturally think Monsieur le Maire had just come with the child.!,¡¡¡¡"You mustn't think we'll be in anyone's way, Uncle," she said. "We'll go to our places and won't budge.",¡¡¡¡Let us inflict punishment, since we are history: old Blucher disgraced himself.,¡¡¡¡Week followed week; these two beings led a happy life in that hovel.,,¡¡¡¡If you were to take her away, I should say: `Well, and the Lark, what has become of her?';
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LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡Tell me; you are the master; it could be so if you chose!";Factious followers are worse to be liked, which follow not upon affection to him, ,LastIndexNext;¡¡¡¡"It seems to be that you can't love me, that I am so plain... always... and now... in this cond...",¡¡¡¡Enjolras, who had reserved the Cougourde of Aix for himself, was the last to leave.!
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¡¡¡¡Of course, we do not here pretend to furnish a history of the battle of Waterloo; one of the scenes of the foundation of the story which we are relating is connected with this battle, but this history is not our subject; this history, moreover, has been finished, and finished in a masterly manner, from one point of view by Napoleon, and from another point of view by a whole pleiad of historians.,,147 INT -- GUARD STATION/OUTER OFFICE -- DAY (1955) 147.¡¡¡¡He is pushed into a meeting of the legislature. In alarm he wishes to flee, considering himself lost. He pretends to fall into a swoon and says senseless things that should have ruined him. But the once proud and shrewd rulers of France, feeling that their part is played out, are even more bewildered than he, and do not say the words they should have said to destroy him and retain their power.,¡¡¡¡"Yes, of course that's true," said Pierre with a cheerful smile. "I don't need all that at all. By being ruined I have become much richer.".the proportion. A man cannot tell, whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more ,¡¡¡¡However, and those who have observed the depths of the human heart will understand this, the officer, the lancer, the ninny, Cousin Theodule, had left no trace in his mind....
By "Eshu Space"....,¡¡¡¡Next day when Denisov had left Pokrovsk, having quite forgotten about this peasant, it was reported to him that Tikhon had attached himself to their party and asked to be allowed to remain with it. Denisov gave orders to let him do so.,RED (V.O.);¡¡¡¡M. Mabeuf, in his venerable, infantile austerity, had not accepted the gift of the stars; he had not admitted that a star could coin itself into louis d'or. He had not divined that what had fallen from heaven had come from Gavroche..Maisie for this fine pie.!
¡¡¡¡Helene returned with Natasha to the drawing room. The Rostovs went away without staying for supper.... ...¡¡¡¡"Now, Miss Sonya is sure to see something," whispered Dunyasha; "while you do nothing but laugh."!,¡¡¡¡"What Monsieur Marius?"!¡¡¡¡After saying all he had been instructed to say, Balashev added that the Emperor Alexander wished for peace, but would not enter into negotiations except on condition that... Here Balashev hesitated: he remembered the words the Emperor Alexander had not written in his letter, but had specially inserted in the rescript to Saltykov and had told Balashev to repeat to Napoleon. Balashev remembered these words, "So long as a single armed foe remains on Russian soil," but some complex feeling restrained him. He could not utter them, though he wished to do so. He grew confused and said: "On condition that the French army retires beyond the Niemen.",,BOOK FOURTH.--SUCCOR FROM BELOW MAY TURN OUT TO BE SUCCOR FROM ON HIGH,¡¡¡¡"And myself also.".