The boy got up at once, and sat behind the king.
He peered behind her.
Felipa stood behind him, smiling.
I took the shortest way through the little park behind the palace.
With that behind her, she turned to another subject - one equally disturbing.
Only an occasional sound of brush being pushed aside indicated he was still behind her.
Closing it behind her, she moved into the cool moist air.
The cogs were working behind those blue eyes.
Leaning her back against the wall, hands behind her back, she watched him in the mirror.
The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep.
She wanted to show it to the little boy in the seat behind us.
Carmen was looking at someone behind the camera and Alex was looking at a girl who stood about five feet from him.
Just behind the royal standard-bearers came the Princess Ozma in her royal chariot, which was of gold encrusted with emeralds and diamonds set in exquisite designs.
At that point, the iffy parts of human history are behind us and it is blue skies and clean sailing ahead.
But the brightest summer has winter behind it.
A movement behind caught her attention and she stopped.
He was still chuckling as she closed the door behind her.
She squeezed behind the barrel as the office door opened.
I ride with a divided skirt, and so does my teacher; but it would be easier for her to mount a man's wheel than for me; so, if it could be arranged to have the ladies' seat behind, I think it would be better....
The headlights behind provided a sense of false security.
Quick steps from behind alerted Adrienne to the arrival of Michael.
"Well, then," said the teacher, "you may take your slate and go out behind the schoolhouse for half an hour.
As we consider the lot of those left behind, it becomes clearer how the end of scarcity will have a profound impact on the world.
The quilt of a high, white feather bed was just visible behind a screen.
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
A wide porch peeked from behind three stucco arches.
She reached the door and looked back, expecting to find him right behind her, but he wasn't.
But over time, these dehumanizing jobs are what will be "left behind," not the people who perform them.
Those standing behind noticed what a speaker omitted to say and hastened to supply it.
While this was being given, Prince Andrew heard the whisper of a woman's voice and the rustle of a silk dress behind the door.
They had to move forward, and leave the past behind them.
Dodging cobwebs by the dozens, she pushed on until deciding she had reached a point behind the building.
Giddon deposited Lisa on the animal's back and, putting a foot in the stirrup, swung up behind her.
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
Yancey was instantly behind her.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint of hard work, to keep going.
He walked up and down the river bank, leading his horse behind him; but he kept his eyes turned always toward the dim, dark spot which he knew was the old North Church.
A few such trees in the backyard behind your condo, cabin, or yurt would be enough to satisfy your power requirements.
The dead and for the most part unmerchantable wood behind my house, and the driftwood from the pond, have supplied the remainder of my fuel.
The foreboding of evil that had suddenly come over Rostov was more and more confirmed the farther he rode into the region behind the village of Pratzen, which was full of troops of all kinds.
Leaving her thoughts behind, she started up the hill to meet Alex.
But that was behind them.
Alex put the paper down and turned toward her, sliding an arm behind her on the back of the couch.
Swiftly behind that thought came another.
Wildlife hid behind that wall of green, but it was too late in the day for them to be hopping out on the road.
She squatted behind a screen of brush and watched.
"Valorie," Sarah's voice spoke behind her.
Occasionally he glanced behind him, as if searching for someone, or something, that might be watching.
"Don't move," a familiar voice commanded from behind her.
OK. I'll be right behind you... and drive slowly.
The cliff and surrounding mountains were now behind them.
Brandon leaned down and spoke to the woman behind the wheel.
Behind her throne stood the twenty-eight officers of her army and many officials of the royal household.
He leaped into the saddle, and away he dashed with his officers close behind him.
Mr. Finney had a turnip, And it grew, and it grew; It grew behind the barn, And the turnip did no harm.
Behind them followed a long procession of the women of Rome.
Suddenly he heard a rustling noise behind him.
And yet, we know of no cases of mass "left behind-ness," of people unable to learn how to function in this environment.
The reasoning behind MAD was that if we can annihilate the Soviets or the Chinese and they in turn can annihilate us, then none of us will start a war.
This has come about as we have left a polarized world behind us and the importance of military alliances has fallen.
After the play Miss Sullivan took me to see him behind the scenes, and I felt of his curious garb and his flowing hair and beard.
After the play I was permitted to go behind the scenes and meet her in her royal costume.
She kept coming up behind me and putting her hand on the paper and into the ink-bottle.
The moon will not sour milk nor taint meat of mine, nor will the sun injure my furniture or fade my carpet; and if he is sometimes too warm a friend, I find it still better economy to retreat behind some curtain which nature has provided, than to add a single item to the details of housekeeping.
I heard it proposed lately that two young men should travel together over the world, the one without money, earning his means as he went, before the mast and behind the plow, the other carrying a bill of exchange in his pocket.
Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man.
Their train of clouds stretching far behind and rising higher and higher, going to heaven while the cars are going to Boston, conceals the sun for a minute and casts my distant field into the shade, a celestial train beside which the petty train of cars which hugs the earth is but the barb of the spear.
Methinks I hear them barking behind the Peterboro' Hills, or panting up the western slope of the Green Mountains.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
My "best" room, however, my withdrawing room, always ready for company, on whose carpet the sun rarely fell, was the pine wood behind my house.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
I formerly saw the raccoon in the woods behind where my house is built, and probably still heard their whinnering at night.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
They tell me that if the fox would remain in the bosom of the frozen earth he would be safe, or if he would run in a straight line away no foxhound could overtake him; but, having left his pursuers far behind, he stops to rest and listen till they come up, and when he runs he circles round to his old haunts, where the hunters await him.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
Webster never goes behind government, and so cannot speak with authority about it.
She must have two footmen behind her carriage, and very big ones.
She said, 'Girl,' to the maid, 'put on a livery, get up behind the carriage, and come with me while I make some calls.'
These latter the butler thrust mysteriously forward, wrapped in a napkin, from behind the next man's shoulders and whispered: "Dry Madeira"...
In the dining room, which like all the rooms in the house was exceedingly lofty, the members of the household and the footmen--one behind each chair--stood waiting for the prince to enter.
With his hands behind him he paced briskly from corner to corner of the room, looking straight before him and thoughtfully shaking his head.
When the eager but misrepeated words had reached their destination in a cry of: "The general to the third company," the missing officer appeared from behind his company and, though he was a middle-aged man and not in the habit of running, trotted awkwardly stumbling on his toes toward the general.
Behind the caleche galloped the suite and a convoy of Croats.
Behind Kutuzov, at a distance that allowed every softly spoken word to be heard, followed some twenty men of his suite.
Behind the company the sound of wheels, the creaking of springs, and the tramp of horses' hoofs were heard.
Kutuzov fell back toward Vienna, destroying behind him the bridges over the rivers Inn (at Braunau) and Traun (near Linz).
Look there in the meadow behind the village, three of them are dragging something.
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
He looked back laughing to the Cossack who stood a few steps behind him holding two horses by their bridles.
"Nesvitski, Nesvitski! you numskull!" came a hoarse voice from behind him.
He was afraid of falling behind the hussars, so much afraid that his heart stood still.
"Stretchers!" shouted someone behind him.
At that instant the sun began to hide behind the clouds, and other stretchers came into view before Rostov.
A soldier was driving, and a woman enveloped in shawls sat behind the apron under the leather hood of the vehicle.
Seeing Prince Andrew she leaned out from behind the apron and, waving her thin arms from under the woolen shawl, cried:
They won't let us pass, we are left behind and have lost our people...
Several battalions of soldiers, in their shirt sleeves despite the cold wind, swarmed in these earthworks like a host of white ants; spadefuls of red clay were continually being thrown up from behind the bank by unseen hands.
Just behind it they came upon some dozens of soldiers, continually replaced by others, who ran from the entrenchment.
The staff officer remained behind and Prince Andrew rode on alone.
Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen's bonfires.
Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.
He heard the cannonade behind him growing louder and more frequent.
Is there anything at all behind that impassive face?
Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian--an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
A fat major skirted a bush, puffing and falling out of step; a soldier who had fallen behind, his face showing alarm at his defection, ran at a trot, panting to catch up with his company.
From behind him Bondarchuk, an hussar he knew, jolted against him and looked angrily at him.
He was being held by the arms and his horse was being led behind him.
The French had fallen behind, and just as he looked round the first man changed his run to a walk and, turning, shouted something loudly to a comrade farther back.
Behind these were some Russian sharpshooters.
When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.
The cannonade was dying down, but the rattle of musketry behind and on the right sounded oftener and nearer.
Tushin gave no orders, and, silently-- fearing to speak because at every word he felt ready to weep without knowing why--rode behind on his artillery nag.
Tushin appeared at the threshold and made his way timidly from behind the backs of the generals.
She feared to look round, it seemed to her that someone was there standing behind the screen in the dark corner.
And she went in, closing the door behind her.
After reading a few lines, he glanced angrily at Berg, then, meeting his eyes, hid his face behind the letter.
The whole army was extended in three lines: the cavalry in front, behind it the artillery, and behind that again the infantry.
At dawn on the sixteenth of November, Denisov's squadron, in which Nicholas Rostov served and which was in Prince Bagration's detachment, moved from the place where it had spent the night, advancing into action as arranged, and after going behind other columns for about two thirds of a mile was stopped on the highroad.
All began to run and bustle, and Rostov saw coming up the road behind him several riders with white plumes in their hats.
Dispositions for an attack on the enemy position behind Kobelnitz and Sokolnitz, November 30, 1805.
An enormous space, with our army's campfires dimly glowing in the fog, could be seen behind him; in front of him was misty darkness.
"Your honor, there he is!" cried one of the hussars behind him.
The adjutants and battalion and regimental commanders mounted, crossed themselves, gave final instructions, orders, and commissions to the baggage men who remained behind, and the monotonous tramp of thousands of feet resounded.
The marshals stood behind him not venturing to distract his attention.
Prince Andrew was behind, among the immense number forming the commander-in-chief's suite.
In front and behind moved infantry.
Just then at a distance behind Kutuzov was heard the sound of regiments saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended line of the advancing Russian columns.
Czartoryski, Novosiltsev, Prince Volkonsky, Strogonov, and the others, all richly dressed gay young men on splendid, well-groomed, fresh, only slightly heated horses, exchanging remarks and smiling, had stopped behind the Emperor.
Miloradovich wheeled his horse sharply and stationed himself a little behind the Emperor.
Kutuzov accompanied by his adjutants rode at a walking pace behind the carabineers.
Prince Andrew, who was a little behind looking at them, turned to an adjutant to ask him for a field glass.
Passing behind one of the lines of a regiment of Foot Guards he heard a voice calling him by name.
Suddenly he heard musket fire quite close in front of him and behind our troops, where he could never have expected the enemy to be.
One officer told Rostov that he had seen someone from headquarters behind the village to the left, and thither Rostov rode, not hoping to find anyone but merely to ease his conscience.
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy- legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.
The nearest soldiers shrank back, the gun driver stopped his horse, but from behind still came the shouts: Onto the ice, why do you stop?
Prokofy, the footman, who was so strong that he could lift the back of the carriage from behind, sat plaiting slippers out of cloth selvedges.
"Very good!" said the prince closing the door behind him, and Tikhon did not hear the slightest sound from the study after that.
He came out from behind the chairs, clasped his partner's hand firmly, threw back his head, and advanced his foot, waiting for the beat.
The meeting was at an end, and on reaching home Pierre felt as if he had returned from a long journey on which he had spent dozens of years, had become completely changed, and had quite left behind his former habits and way of life.
He heard a rustle behind him and a shadow appeared under the curtain of the cot.
The dark shadow was Princess Mary, who had come up to the cot with noiseless steps, lifted the curtain, and dropped it again behind her.
The house lay behind a newly dug pond filled with water to the brink and with banks still bare of grass.
In her snug room, with lamps burning before the icon stand, a young lad with a long nose and long hair, wearing a monk's cassock, sat on the sofa beside her, behind a samovar.
Suddenly he heard Denisov shouting in a vibrating voice behind the hut, evidently much excited.
In the middle of the game, the officers saw some wagons approaching with fifteen hussars on their skinny horses behind them.
A little behind the hussars came Denisov, accompanied by two infantry officers with whom he was talking.
Napoleon slightly turned his head, and put his plump little hand out behind him as if to take something.
He heard merry girlish cries behind some trees on the right and saw a group of girls running to cross the path of his caleche.
"Little countess!" the count's voice called from behind the door.
She had washed behind her ears just as carefully, and when she entered her drawing room in her yellow dress, wearing her badge as maid of honor, her old lady's maid was as full of rapturous admiration as the Rostovs' servants had been.
Before and behind them other visitors were entering, also talking in low tones and wearing ball dresses.
Behind him walked his host and hostess.
A footman wanted to come in to clear away something in the room but she would not let him, and having closed the door behind him continued her walk.
Then with no less fear and delight they saw how the young count, red in the face and with bloodshot eyes, dragged Mitenka out by the scruff of the neck and applied his foot and knee to his behind with great agility at convenient moments between the words, shouting, Be off!
For a hunt and a gallop, eh? asked Nicholas, scratching Milka behind the ears.
A third person rode up circumspectly through the wood (it was plain that he had had a lesson) and stopped behind the count.
The hazel bushes parted behind the hounds and Daniel's chestnut horse appeared, dark with sweat.
The reddish Lyubim rushed forward from behind Milka, sprang impetuously at the wolf, and seized it by its hindquarters, but immediately jumped aside in terror.
Facing him lay a field of winter rye, there his own huntsman stood alone in a hollow behind a hazel bush.
From behind Erza rushed the broad- haunched, black-spotted Milka and began rapidly gaining on the hare.
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
From behind this came women's laughter and whispers.
Anisya Fedorovna's smiling face reappeared in the doorway and behind hers other faces...
She sat behind the bookcase with her eyes fixed on a streak of light escaping from the pantry door and listened to herself and pondered.
The mummers (some of the house serfs) dressed up as bears, Turks, innkeepers, and ladies--frightening and funny--bringing in with them the cold from outside and a feeling of gaiety, crowded, at first timidly, into the anteroom, then hiding behind one another they pushed into the ballroom where, shyly at first and then more and more merrily and heartily, they started singing, dancing, and playing Christmas games.
Natasha, the young Melyukovs' favorite, disappeared with them into the back rooms where a cork and various dressing gowns and male garments were called for and received from the footman by bare girlish arms from behind the door.
Behind them sat Anna Mikhaylovna wearing a green headdress and with a happy look of resignation to the will of God on her face.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
Then the violins played very shrilly and merrily and one of the women with thick bare legs and thin arms, separating from the others, went behind the wings, adjusted her bodice, returned to the middle of the stage, and began jumping and striking one foot rapidly against the other.
When she turned away she feared he might seize her from behind by her bare arm and kiss her on the neck.
But as soon as she had turned away she felt that he was there, behind, so close behind her.
Anatole sat down behind her.
Anatole, with uniform unbuttoned, walked to and fro from the room where the witnesses were sitting, through the study to the room behind, where his French valet and others were packing the last of his things.
He liked to hear those wild, tipsy shouts behind him: Get on!
When Gabriel came to inform her that the men who had come had run away again, she rose frowning, and clasping her hands behind her paced through the rooms a long time considering what she should do.
But the Emperor and Balashev passed out into the illuminated garden without noticing Arakcheev who, holding his sword and glancing wrathfully around, followed some twenty paces behind them.
The sun was only just appearing from behind the clouds, the air was fresh and dewy.
The unbrushed tufts of hair sticking up behind and the hastily brushed hair on his temples expressed this most eloquently.
He was followed by Prince Peter Mikhaylovich Volkonski and Baron Stein, and the door closed behind them.
Armfeldt says our army is cut in half, and Paulucci says we have got the French army between two fires; Michaud says that the worthlessness of the Drissa camp lies in having the river behind it, and Pfuel says that is what constitutes its strength; Toll proposes one plan, Armfeldt another, and they are all good and all bad, and the advantages of any suggestions can be seen only at the moment of trial.
Her husband, the doctor, lay asleep behind her.
Mary Hendrikhovna obliged them with the loan of a petticoat to be used as a curtain, and behind that screen Rostov and Ilyin, helped by Lavrushka who had brought their kits, changed their wet things for dry ones.
Even those playing cards behind the partition soon left their game and came over to the samovar, yielding to the general mood of courting Mary Hendrikhovna.
They had hardly begun to play before the doctor's disheveled head suddenly appeared from behind Mary Hendrikhovna.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
The whole sun appeared on the horizon and disappeared behind a long narrow cloud that hung above it.
A few minutes later it reappeared brighter still from behind the top of the cloud, tearing its edge.
And the hussars, passing along the line of troops on the left flank of our position, halted behind our uhlans who were in the front line.
On seeing the hussars, the foremost began to turn, while those behind began to halt.
On all sides, the hussars were busy with the dragoons; one was wounded, but though his face was bleeding, he would not give up his horse; another was perched up behind an hussar with his arms round him; a third was being helped by an hussar to mount his horse.
As Natasha, at her mother's side, passed through the crowd behind a liveried footman who cleared the way for them, she heard a young man speaking about her in too loud a whisper.
The gates of the sanctuary screen were closed, the curtain was slowly drawn, and from behind it a soft mysterious voice pronounced some words.
It was unsatisfactory everywhere, but the corner behind the piano in the sitting room was better than other places: he had never slept there yet.
His daughter placed chintz-covered down cushions for him to sit on and behind his back.
On seeing the young master, the elder one with frightened look clutched her younger companion by the hand and hid with her behind a birch tree, not stopping to pick up some green plums they had dropped.
Berthier, his chief of staff, dropped behind to question a Russian prisoner captured by the cavalry.
On waking she listened to what was going on behind the door and, hearing him groan, said to herself with a sigh that things were still the same.
Toward midnight the voices began to subside, a cock crowed, the full moon began to show from behind the lime trees, a fresh white dewy mist began to rise, and stillness reigned over the village and the house.
From behind the door I heard how he lay down on his bed groaning and loudly exclaimed, 'My God!'
A huge suite of generals rode behind him.
"Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!" shouted those behind him.
Several times on glancing that way he noticed behind that door a plump, rosy, handsome woman in a pink dress with a lilac silk kerchief on her head, holding a dish and evidently awaiting the entrance of the commander-in-chief.
"Eh, mounseer, Russian sauce seems to be sour to a Frenchman... sets his teeth on edge!" said a wrinkled clerk who was standing behind Pierre, when the Frenchman began to cry.
Pierre pushed forward as fast as he could, and the farther he left Moscow behind and the deeper he plunged into that sea of troops the more was he overcome by restless agitation and a new and joyful feeling he had not experienced before.
Behind him a cavalry regiment was coming down the hill preceded by its singers.
The sunshine from behind the hill did not penetrate into the cutting and there it was cold and damp, but above Pierre's head was the bright August sunshine and the bells sounded merrily.
The peasants--even they have to go, said the soldier behind the cart, addressing Pierre with a sad smile.
The sun shone somewhat to the left and behind him and brightly lit up the enormous panorama which, rising like an amphitheater, extended before him in the clear rarefied atmosphere.
From behind them came the sound of church singing.
Behind them soldiers and officers bore a large, dark-faced icon with an embossed metal cover.
Behind, before, and on both sides, crowds of militiamen with bared heads walked, ran, and bowed to the ground.
Behind the priest and a chanter stood the notabilities on a spot reserved for them.
With a long overcoat on his exceedingly stout, round-shouldered body, with uncovered white head and puffy face showing the white ball of the eye he had lost, Kutuzov walked with plunging, swaying gait into the crowd and stopped behind the priest.
Behind Kutuzov was Bennigsen and the suite.
On returning to Gorki after having seen Prince Andrew, Pierre ordered his groom to get the horses ready and to call him early in the morning, and then immediately fell asleep behind a partition in a corner Boris had given up to him.
The sun, just bursting forth from behind a cloud that had concealed it, was shining, with rays still half broken by the clouds, over the roofs of the street opposite, on the dew- besprinkled dust of the road, on the walls of the houses, on the windows, the fence, and on Pierre's horses standing before the hut.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
His horse lagged behind the adjutant's and jolted him at every step.
A little behind the guns stood infantry.
The adjutant galloped to Claparede's division and a few minutes later the Young Guards stationed behind the knoll moved forward.
The Russians stood in serried ranks behind Semenovsk village and its knoll, and their guns boomed incessantly along their line and sent forth clouds of smoke.
"Ride over to Prince Peter Ivanovich and find out about it exactly," he said to one of his adjutants, and then turned to the Duke of Wurttemberg who was standing behind him.
Prince Andrew's regiment was among the reserves which till after one o'clock were stationed inactive behind Semenovsk, under heavy artillery fire.
Prince Andrew, pale and gloomy like everyone in the regiment, paced up and down from the border of one patch to another, at the edge of the meadow beside an oatfield, with head bowed and arms behind his back.
The militiamen with stretchers who were called up stood behind the officers.
"Now that's right!" said the one behind joyfully, when he had got into step.
Behind it were seven hundred miles of hunger-stricken, hostile country; ahead were a few dozen miles separating it from its goal.
"Granddad" himself, as Malasha in her own mind called Kutuzov, sat apart in a dark corner behind the oven.
The troops were moving on, leaving about ten thousand wounded behind them.
After all, ours are things that can be bought but think what being left behind means to them!...
It no longer seemed strange to them but on the contrary it seemed the only thing that could be done, just as a quarter of an hour before it had not seemed strange to anyone that the wounded should be left behind and the goods carted away but that had seemed the only thing to do.
"What could we fasten this onto?" asked the servants, trying to fix a trunk on the narrow footboard behind a carriage.
She was putting away the things that had to be left behind and making a list of them as the countess wished, and she tried to get as much taken away with them as possible.
Efim, the old coachman, who was the only one the countess trusted to drive her, sat perched up high on the box and did not so much as glance round at what was going on behind him.
"It's an awful time!" and dropping behind the carriage he stepped onto the pavement.
At daybreak, however, those nearing the town at the Dorogomilov bridge saw ahead of them masses of soldiers crowding and hurrying across the bridge, ascending on the opposite side and blocking the streets and alleys, while endless masses of troops were bearing down on them from behind, and an unreasoning hurry and alarm overcame them.
The factory hands and others followed behind, talking and shouting.
The publican, taking advantage of the increased crowd, dropped behind and returned to his tavern.
Those who were able to get away were going of their own accord, those who remained behind decided for themselves what they must do.
And the count stepped as briskly back into the room and slammed the door behind him.
A vein in the young man's long thin neck swelled like a cord and went blue behind the ear, and suddenly his face flushed.
This way, please... said a trembling, frightened voice behind him.
In front rode a detachment of Wurttemberg hussars and behind them rode the King of Naples himself accompanied by a numerous suite.
The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.
One shot struck a French soldier's foot, and from behind the screens came the strange sound of a few voices shouting.
Nothing more stirred behind the screens and the French infantry soldiers and officers advanced to the gate.
Next day, with the sole idea of not sparing himself and not lagging in any way behind them, Pierre went to the Three Hills gate.
The count returned and lay down behind the partition.
They heard the sound of voices behind them.
She was sitting on some bundles a little behind the old woman, and looked from under her long lashes with motionless, large, almond-shaped eyes at the ground before her.
He stood a little behind the governor and held himself with military decorum through the service, meditating on a great variety of subjects.
It stood behind the door.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
Had the Cossacks pursued the French, without heeding what was behind and around them, they would have captured Murat and everything there.
He remained in Moscow till October, letting the troops plunder the city; then, hesitating whether to leave a garrison behind him, he quitted Moscow, approached Kutuzov without joining battle, turned to the right and reached Malo-Yaroslavets, again without attempting to break through and take the road Kutuzov took, but retiring instead to Mozhaysk along the devastated Smolensk road.
A French corporal, with coat unbuttoned in a homely way, a skullcap on his head, and a short pipe in his mouth, came from behind a corner of the shed and approached Pierre with a friendly wink.
Isn't the road wide enough? said he, turning to a man behind him who was not pushing him at all.
From the bridge they had a view of endless lines of moving baggage trains before and behind them.
Behind, along the riverside and across the Stone Bridge, were Ney's troops and transport.
See what that one has behind in the cart....
Behind them came more carts, soldiers, wagons, soldiers, gun carriages, carriages, soldiers, ammunition carts, more soldiers, and now and then women.
Beside him rode an hussar, with a boy in a tattered French uniform and blue cap behind him on the crupper of his horse.
Behind them along the narrow, sodden, cutup forest road came hussars in threes and fours, and then Cossacks: some in felt cloaks, some in French greatcoats, and some with horsecloths over their heads.
Behind him, standing in the stirrups, trotted a Cossack.
Tikhon did not like riding, and always went on foot, never lagging behind the cavalry.
Tikhon followed behind and Petya heard the Cossacks laughing with him and at him, about some pair of boots he had thrown into the bushes.
"If you were counting on the evening soup, you have come too late," said a voice from behind the fire with a repressed laugh.
"Those brigands are everywhere," replied an officer from behind the fire.
Behind the hut the dark shapes of the two wagons with their horses beside them were discernible, and in the hollow the dying campfire gleamed red.
His horse by habit made as if to nip his leg, but Petya leaped quickly into the saddle unconscious of his own weight and, turning to look at the hussars starting in the darkness behind him, rode up to Denisov.
On the bridge he collided with a Cossack who had fallen behind, but he galloped on.
The French were making a stand there behind a wattle fence in a garden thickly overgrown with bushes and were firing at the Cossacks who crowded at the gateway.
The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
He did not see and did not hear how they shot the prisoners who lagged behind, though more than a hundred perished in that way.
From behind, where Karataev had been sitting, came the sound of a shot.
Behind him, where Karataev had been sitting, the dog began to howl.
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.
The only difference was that the Russian army moved voluntarily, with no such threat of destruction as hung over the French, and that the sick Frenchmen were left behind in enemy hands while the sick Russians left behind were among their own people.
Kutuzov rode to Dobroe on his plump little white horse, followed by an enormous suite of discontented generals who whispered among themselves behind his back.
More men collected behind the wattle fence of the Eighth Company than anywhere else.
"And that son of a bitch Petrov has lagged behind after all, it seems," said one sergeant major.
Certain destruction lay behind the French but in front there was hope.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
The higher authorities and the police organized the distribution of goods left behind by the French.
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.
He came up behind her and took the coffee cup from her hands, sitting it on the table.
Alex climbed into the car beside Carmen and placed his arm protectively on the back of the seat behind her neck.
From behind them, Felipa's amused voice teased.
A soft southern voice drawled behind her.
Alex spoke from behind her, his tone less than friendly.
Alex assisted her as she swung up behind him.
A flush crawled up his neck, across his face and hid behind flashing dark eyes.
Felipa stood behind him, smiling.
Behind it, sixteen cars were jammed together all the way back to the highway.
It merely confirmed that she had left childhood behind... quite gracefully.
He indicated the space behind him with a wave of a hand.
With an effort, she managed to straddle the vehicle behind him.
She was walking behind him, trying unsuccessfully to keep up with his long strides.
She mounted the ATV behind him and hesitated before putting her arms around his waist.
In such a hurry, she was bound to leave something behind that she would need later.
Glancing at the road behind them he pulled back onto the highway.
There was a light step behind her, and then Allen's eyes widened as his attention shifted to a point behind her.
She quietly opened the door to her room and carefully closed it behind her and took a deep breath.
Would she have been able to hear his conversation behind a closed door?
A honk from behind drew their attention.
He called out behind her, but she didn't stop.
She kicked off her shoes and stretched out on the couch, lacing fingers behind her head.
Brandon may have considered his problem "stupid" at the ranch, but it obviously wasn't behind him.
So she ran along over their heads until she had left them far behind and below and had come to the city and the House of the Sorcerer.
They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
Just behind the schoolhouse was Mr. Finney's barn.
At first I was very sorry when I found that the sun had hidden his shining face behind dull clouds, but afterwards I thought why he did it, and then I was happy.
It was not so much within doors as behind a door where I sat, even in the rainiest weather.
We are wont to imagine rare and delectable places in some remote and more celestial corner of the system, behind the constellation of Cassiopeia's Chair, far from noise and disturbance.
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
From behind the crystal decanters and fruit vases, the count kept glancing at his wife and her tall cap with its light-blue ribbons, and busily filled his neighbors' glasses, not neglecting his own.
The countess in turn, without omitting her duties as hostess, threw significant glances from behind the pineapples at her husband whose face and bald head seemed by their redness to contrast more than usual with his gray hair.
Sonya trembled all over and blushed to her ears and behind them and down to her neck and shoulders while Nicholas was speaking.
The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.
She evidently felt unable to look at him without laughing, but could not resist looking at him: so to be out of temptation she slipped quietly behind one of the columns.
Anna Mikhaylovna stepped forward and, stooping over the dying man, beckoned to Lorrain from behind her back.
Count Ostermann with his suite rode up behind the squadron, halted, spoke to the commander of the regiment, and rode up the hill to the guns.
He touched his horse, gave the word of command, and immediately, hearing behind him the tramp of the horses of his deployed squadron, rode at full trot downhill toward the dragoons.
She walked behind his chair, leaning over it and putting her arms around him.