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¡¡¡¡It grew larger, it seemed to move in an orderly manner, though it was bristling and quivering; it seemed to be a vehicle, but its load could not be distinctly made out.,LastIndexNext.¡¡¡¡Why and how were the battles of Shevardino and Borodino given and accepted? Why was the battle of Borodino fought? There was not the least sense in it for either the French or the Russians. Its immediate result for the Russians was, and was bound to be, that we were brought nearer to the destruction of Moscow- which we feared more than anything in the world; and for the French its immediate result was that they were brought nearer to the destruction of their whole army- which they feared more than anything in the world. What the result must be was quite obvious, and yet Napoleon offered and Kutuzov accepted that battle.,¡¡¡¡He wore an air of serenity which rendered him singularly venerable.,¡¡¡¡"Do you know, one Christmas I drove from Tver," said Anatole, smilingly at the recollection and turning to Makarin who gazed rapturously at him with wide-open eyes. "Will you believe it, Makarka, it took one's breath away, the rate we flew. We came across a train of loaded sleighs and drove right over two of them. Eh?",¡¡¡¡Before the battle of Borodino our strength in proportion to the French was about as five to six, but after that battle it was little more than one to two: previously we had a hundred thousand against a hundred and twenty thousand; afterwards little more than fifty thousand against a hundred thousand. Yet the shrewd and experienced Kutuzov accepted the battle, while Napoleon, who was said to be a commander of genius, gave it, losing a quarter of his army and lengthening his lines of communication still more. If it is said that he expected to end the campaign by occupying Moscow as he had ended a previous campaign by occupying Vienna, there is much evidence to the contrary. Napoleon's historians themselves tell us that from Smolensk onwards he wished to stop, knew the danger of his extended position, and knew that the occupation of Moscow would not be the end of the campaign, for he had seen at Smolensk the state in which Russian towns were left to him, and had not received a single reply to his repeated announcements of his wish to negotiate.,CHAPTER VI ...
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,¡¡¡¡His eyes were full of the ignoble happiness of a feeble, cruel, and cowardly creature, which finds that it can, at last, harass what it has feared, and insult what it has flattered, the joy of a dwarf who should be able to set his heel on the head of Goliath, the joy of a jackal which is beginning to rend a sick bull, so nearly dead that he can no longer defend himself, but sufficiently alive to suffer still.,A penlight is shined in his eyes, ears, nose, and throat.!,¡¡¡¡The result was, what is called in geometry, the symmetrical image; so that the writing, reversed on the blotter, was righted in the mirror and presented its natural appearance; and Jean Valjean had beneath his eyes the letter written by Cosette to Marius on the preceding evening....¡¡¡¡"Grantaire will you do me a service?"!¡¡¡¡The very day that Napoleon issued the order to cross the Niemen, and his vanguard, driving off the Cossacks, crossed the Russian frontier, Alexander spent the evening at the entertainment given by his aides-de-camp at Bennigsen's country house....¡¡¡¡They quitted the throne with gravity, but without authority; their descent into the night was not one of those solemn disappearances which leave a sombre emotion in history; it was neither the spectral calm of Charles I., nor the eagle scream of Napoleon.... Find out more.
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¡¡¡¡If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.,¡¡¡¡"Don't, Natasha! Pray to God. 'Marriages are made in heaven,'" said her mother.,¡¡¡¡At the end of the street there was a significant clash of arms.,!,,.¡¡¡¡This conquered Gavroche. From that instant Gavroche set himself to study Bahorel.,¡¡¡¡Say it aloud!" replied Javert; "people are in the habit of talking aloud to me.";Find out more.
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¡¡¡¡"Sonya, one can't doubt him! One can't, one can't! Don't you understand?" she cried..¡¡¡¡"She keeps the inn.",130 INT -- BATHROOM -- DAY (1955) 130 , ,¡¡¡¡Ah! my God!,¡®I have nothing more to say to you, Potter,¡¯ he said quietly. ¡®You have irked me too often, for too long. AVADA KEDAVRA!¡¯...
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¡¡¡¡Again checking his horses, Nicholas looked around him. They were still surrounded by the magic plain bathed in moonlight and spangled with stars.,You'll just have to pry up that rock and see..¡¡¡¡After breakfast he meditated for a quarter of an hour; then two generals seated themselves on the truss of straw, pen in hand and their paper on their knees, and the Emperor dictated to them the order of battle....¡¡¡¡She returned to the mirror and began again to put on airs before it, scrutinizing herself full-face and three-quarters face in turn.,BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812;,¡¡¡¡No one knows what dust-colored figures were suspended like draperies from the triangular opening.,TRACK IN to reveal Andy scraping patiently at the concrete.,¡¡¡¡"Are we responsible for what is in the sacks?!
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¡¡¡¡"Yes, madame!" cried Cosette, waking with a start, "here I am! here I am!",? Leo Tolstoy,,¡¡¡¡He had entered it on account of the Carpe horas, and had returned thither on account of the Carpes au gras.,,;Andy shoots a look at the bathroom...and smiles. Go for broke.;BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812.
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¡¡¡¡ Municipal officer of Toulouse.;¡¡¡¡The sound of bare feet splashing through the mud was heard in the darkness, and the drummer boy came to the door..¡¡¡¡"I beg your Majesty's pardon," returned Balashev, "besides Russia there is Spain, where there are also many churches and monasteries."...¡¡¡¡There is no such thing as a bad tool for that workman.!CHAPTER VIII ;,BOOK FIRST.-WATERLOO;And the most frequent of external causes is, that the folly of one man is the fortune ...