"Where did you come from?" asked Dorothy, wonderingly.
Did Alex think of her that way?
Did you know that?
And that was the way it did happen.
Did I hurt you?
Did he have reddish-brown hair, and did he ride a gray horse?
"Why did you leave the surface of the earth?" enquired the Wizard.
How did you know you loved him?
No one did, because the Mangaboos did not wear hats, and Zeb had lost his, somehow, in his flight through the air.
What answer did Novosiltsev get?
Still the king did not answer.
Did you know that?
All he could do was cross strains of wheat, much in the same fashion as Gregor Mendel did in the 1800s.
The apron did not dry quickly enough to suit me, so I drew nearer and threw it right over the hot ashes.
I base that expectation in part on the fact that today, many of us already live in more comfort than the richest king in the world did two hundred years ago.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
His attitude toward her did an about face so obvious that even Jonathan noticed.
"I did it, master," he said.
It did not try to bite or scratch.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
He didn't have the chest of a body builder, nor did he have the six-pack abs.
How much money did Alex have?
What did she eat today?
"Did you see that, Dorothy?" she gasped.
Long afterward James Hogg said, "I never felt so grateful to any creature below the sun as I did to Sirrah that morning."
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
But how did you know?
In fact, he'd probably be horrified to know he slipped and did it now.
The advisors of the Princess did not like this test; but she commanded them to step into the flame and one by one they did so, and were scorched so badly that the air was soon filled with an odor like that of baked potatoes.
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
I had noticed that my mother and my friends did not use signs as I did when they wanted anything done, but talked with their mouths.
After that Princess Mary did not see her father for a whole week.
The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.
For a moment the boy did not know what he meant by this question.
Did he have reddish-brown hair, and did he ride a gray horse?
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
It was Alex who talked her into the IVF, but what did it matter?
But even that did not satisfy the Princess.
He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.
The boy stammered and did not know what to say.
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
If somebody outside your village knew something, it did not matter; for you, it did not exist.
Did I give Jonathan his fair share of attention?
Did he arrange to have Alex out of the way, or was he simply taking advantage of the situation?
"Who did you say it was?" whispered Zeb to the girl.
"But tell me," said Dorothy, "how did such a brave Champion happen to let the bears eat him?
They followed the course of a broad stream and passed several more pretty cottages; but of course they saw no one, nor did any one speak to them.
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
The schoolhouse was two or three miles from home, but he did not mind the long walk through the woods and over the hills.
They did not kill him, but they drove him out of the city and bade him never return.
But in the corner, almost hidden from his fellows, one poor man was sitting who did not enjoy the singing.
So he sat there trembling and afraid; for he was a timid, bashful man and did not like to be noticed.
"How did these clothes come on me?" cried the child.
Only after the public grew weary of this did printers go off in search of completely new books, called novels to mark their newness.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
We did our own canning, especially pickles, and I picked berries every summer so my mom could make jelly.
As people were dying in large numbers around them, officials did not think to save them.
People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.
So did de Tocqueville, touring nineteenth-century America, when he wrote that "All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
Journalist Brooks Atkinson, said: "After each war, there is a little less democracy left to save."
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
They did not revel in carnage.
If you did not, you could retool and make something the military could buy.
Whatever did we do without TV in elevators?
How did we endure the monotony?
Frequently everything did go wrong.
From those adventures, though, I did learn (the hard way) to think ahead about what could possibly go wrong.
Of course I did not know what it was all about, but I enjoyed the pleasant odours that filled the house and the tidbits that were given to Martha Washington and me to keep us quiet.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
But I did not find out the secret for several years.
I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.
I did nothing but explore with my hands and learn the name of every object that I touched; and the more I handled things and learned their names and uses, the more joyous and confident grew my sense of kinship with the rest of the world.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
If I did not know the words and idioms necessary to express my thoughts she supplied them, even suggesting conversation when I was unable to keep up my end of the dialogue.
This she did by repeating to me as far as possible, verbatim, what she heard, and by showing me how I could take part in the conversation.
Arithmetic seems to have been the only study I did not like.
My friends did all they could to excite my curiosity by hints and half-spelled sentences which they pretended to break off in the nick of time.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
I knew I could not see; but it did not seem possible that all the eager, loving children who gathered round me and joined heartily in my frolics were also blind.
I did not eat them; but I loved their fragrance and enjoyed hunting for them in the leaves and grass.
Nor is it true that, after I had learned these elements, I did the rest of the work myself.
It was difficult to make me understand this; but when I did understand I was astonished and grieved.
Something I said made her think she detected in my words a confession that I did remember Miss Canby's story of "The Frost Fairies," and she laid her conclusions before Mr. Anagnos, although I had told her most emphatically that she was mistaken.
Nor did I know the details of the investigation.
I never knew even the names of the members of the "court" who did not speak to me.
I studied it with Madame Olivier, a French lady who did not know the manual alphabet, and who was obliged to give her instruction orally.
It was very amusing but I did not like it nearly so well as "Wilhelm Tell."
In study hours she had to look up new words for me and read and reread notes and books I did not have in raised print.
Some of the girls learned to speak to me, so that Miss Sullivan did not have to repeat their conversation.
I did not like his plan, for I wished to enter college with my class.
On the seventeenth of November I was not very well, and did not go to school.
He explained each time what I did not understand in the previous lesson, assigned new work, and took home with him the Greek exercises which I had written during the week on my typewriter, corrected them fully, and returned them to me.
My tutor had plenty of time to explain what I did not understand, so I got on faster and did better work than I ever did in school.
I still found more difficulty in mastering problems in mathematics than I did in any other of my studies.
The college authorities did not allow Miss Sullivan to read the examination papers to me; so Mr. Eugene C. Vining, one of the instructors at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, was employed to copy the papers for me in American braille.
The proctor was also a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way.
The administrative board of Radcliffe did not realize how difficult they were making my examinations, nor did they understand the peculiar difficulties I had to surmount.
Who was he and what did he do?
As I have said, I did not study regularly during the early years of my education; nor did I read according to rule.
And read I did, whether I understood one word in ten or two words on a page.
But we did not begin the story until August; the first few weeks of my stay at the seashore were so full of discoveries and excitement that I forgot the very existence of books.
When she returned almost the first thing we did was to begin the story of "Little Lord Fauntleroy."
I did not study nor analyze them--I did not know whether they were well written or not; I never thought about style or authorship.
I did not care especially for "The Pilgrim's Progress," which I think I did not finish, or for the "Fables."
Although she did not think I should understand, she began to spell into my hand the story of Joseph and his brothers.
When he speaks, it is not to impress others, but because his heart would burst if he did not find an outlet for the thoughts that burn in his soul.
I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip's slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.
I and teacher did go to church sunday mr. lane did read in book and talk Lady did play organ.
I did give man money in basket.
I did read in my book about fox and box. fox can sit in the box.
I and Father and aunt did go to see you in Washington.
I did play with your watch.
Rat did kill baby pigeons.
We did dance and play and eat nuts and candy and cakes and oranges and I did have fun with little boys and girls.
Mrs. Hopkins did send me lovely ring, I do love her and little blind girls.
Teacher did tear her dress.
She did cry loud.
Mr. Anagnos did see oranges, they look like golden apples.
Clifton did not kiss me because he does not like to kiss little girls.
What did I do when I was six years old?
Many years ago there lived in England many good people, but the king and his friends were not kind and gentle and patient with good people, because the king did not like to have the people disobey him.
People did not like to go to church with the king; but they did like to build very nice little churches for themselves.
When they went to Holland they did not know anyone; and they could not know what the people were talking about because they did not know Dutch.
But soon they learned some Dutch words; but they loved their own language and they did not want little boys and girls to forget it and learn to talk funny Dutch.
Poor people were not happy for their hearts were full of sad thoughts because they did not know much about America.
I did see the rock in Plymouth and a little ship like the Mayflower and the cradle that dear little Peregrine slept in and many old things that came in the Mayflower.
Even when she did not fully understand words or ideas, she liked to set them down as though she did.
Did you have a pleasant Christmas?
I will tell you what he did, and I think you will feel very sorry for the little child.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
I did not know then what she was doing, for I was quite ignorant of all things.
I did not know then that it was very naughty to do so.
How did God tell people that his home was in heaven?
I did not imagine, when I studied about the forests of Maine, that a strong and beautiful ship would go sailing all over the world, carrying wood from those rich forests, to build pleasant homes and schools and churches in distant countries.
I was delighted to get there, though I was much disappointed because we did not arrive on Mr. Anagnos' birthday.
We surprised our dear friends, however, for they did not expect us Saturday; but when the bell rung Miss Marrett guessed who was at the door, and Mrs. Hopkins jumped up from the breakfast table and ran to the door to meet us; she was indeed much astonished to see us.
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.
Of course the sun did not shine, but we had great open wood fires in the rooms, which were all very sweet with roses and other flowers, which were sent to me from distant friends; and fruits of all kinds from California and other places.
Did you know that the blind children are going to have their commencement exercises in Tremont Temple, next Tuesday afternoon?
I have loved you for a long time, but I did not think you had ever heard of me until your sweet message came.
I had intended to write the sketch during my vacation: but I was not well, and I did not feel able to write even to my friends.
A lady seemed surprised that I loved flowers when I could not see their beautiful colors, and when I assured her I did love them, she said, "no doubt you feel the colors with your fingers."
I used to say I did not like arithmetic very well, but now I have changed my mind.
I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.
We had to change cars at Philadelphia; but we did not mind it much.
It was very exciting; but I must say I did not enjoy it very much.
We had looked forward to seeing you there, and so we were greatly disappointed that you did not come.
I find I get on faster, and do better work with Mr. Keith than I did in the classes at the Cambridge School, and I think it was well that I gave up that kind of work.
We are all so glad and thankful that Mr. Kipling did not die!
Consequently, I did not do so well as I should have done, if Teacher had been allowed to read the Algebra and Geometry to me.
Of course they did not realize how difficult and perplexing they were making the examinations for me.
She said she did not consider a degree of any real value, but thought it was much more desirable to do something original than to waste one's energies only for a degree.
The Proctor also was a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way; and, as they were both unfamiliar with my speech, they could not readily understand what I said to them.
I only spoke a few words, as I did not know I was expected to speak until a few minutes before I was called upon.
Did I tell you in my last letter that I had a new dress, a real party dress with low neck and short sleeves and quite a train?
Why did you ask me?
When a psychologist asked her if Miss Keller spelled on her fingers in her sleep, Miss Sullivan replied that she did not think it worth while to sit up and watch, such matters were of so little consequence.
He says that she did pretty well and managed to make, after models, some conventional designs of the outlines of leaves and rosettes.
The names of Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller will always be linked together, and it is necessary to understand what Dr. Howe did for his pupil before one comes to an account of Miss Sullivan's work.
After the first year or two Dr. Howe did not teach Laura Bridgman himself, but gave her over to other teachers, who under his direction carried on the work of teaching her language.
But neither temperament nor training allowed her to make her pupil the object of any experiment or observation which did not help in the child's development.
As soon as a thing was done, a definite goal passed, the teacher did not always look back and describe the way she had come.
Then the educators all over the world said their say and for the most part did not help matters.
It did not open easily, and she felt carefully to see if there was a keyhole.
She began to work delightedly and finished the card in a few minutes, and did it very neatly indeed.
I let her see that I was eating, but did not let her put her hand in the plate.
She pinched me, and I slapped her every time she did it.
She accepted everything I did for her as a matter of course, and refused to be caressed, and there was no way of appealing to her affection or sympathy or childish love of approbation.
Helen evidently knew where she was as soon as she touched the boxwood hedges, and made many signs which I did not understand.
She called my attention to the new arrangement, and when I did not object she seemed pleased and patted herself.
Finding no trace of the cracker there, she pointed to my stomach and spelled "eat," meaning, "Did you eat it?"
After seeing the chicken come out of the egg, she asked: Did baby pig grow in egg?
Helen resisted, and Viney tried to force it out of her hand, and I suspect that she slapped the child, or did something which caused this unusual outburst of temper.
Why did father kill sheep?
She has talked incessantly since her return about what she did in Huntsville, and we notice a very decided improvement in her ability to use language.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
Where did Leila get new baby?
How did doctor know where to find baby?
Did Leila tell doctor to get very small new baby?
Where did doctor find Guy and Prince?
I did, however, try to give her the idea that love is the great continuer of life.
Mrs. Keller took the baby in her arms, and when we had succeeded in pacifying her, I asked Helen, "What did you do to baby?"
Then she said: Wrong girl did eat letter.
Helen did slap very wrong girl.
"I did tell baby, no, no, much (many) times," was Helen's reply.
A slip on which was printed, in raised letters, the word BOX was placed on the object, and the same experiment was tried with a great many articles, but she did not immediately comprehend that the label-name represented the thing.
When asked the colour of some one whose occupation she did not know she seemed bewildered, and finally said "blue."
The flowers did not seem to give her pleasure, and she was very quiet while we stayed there.
The circus people were much interested in Helen, and did everything they could to make her first circus a memorable event.
If I did, there would be no opportunity for the play of fancy.
For weeks we did nothing but talk and read and tell each other stories about Christmas.
Did father shoot him?
After talking about the various things that carpenters make, she asked me, "Did carpenter make me?" and before I could answer, she spelled quickly, "No, no, photographer made me in Sheffield."
Helen felt the heat and asked, "Did the sun fall?"
I did not have a chance to finish my letter yesterday.
But I haven't time to write all the pleasant things people said--they would make a very large book, and the kind things they did for us would fill another volume.
It would indeed be a herculean task to teach the words if the ideas did not already exist in the child's mind.
Turning to my friend, she asked, "Did you cry loud for poor little Florence?"
Doctor gave her medicine to make her well, but poor Florence did not get well.
I got the milk to show her that she had used the correct word; but I did not let her drink it until she had, with my assistance, made a complete sentence, as "Give Helen some milk to drink."
I did learn about calm.
Little chickens did get very cold and die.
Boat did glide swiftly and I put hand in water and felt it flowing.
I did read about cow and calf.
Little boy did love his calf.
I tried to describe to her the appearance of a camel; but, as we were not allowed to touch the animal, I feared that she did not get a correct idea of its shape.
I have never known her to be willing to leave a lesson when she felt that there was anything in it which she did not understand.
After a time I became discouraged, and told her I was afraid she could not make it stand, but that I would build it for her; but she did not approve of this plan.
The word THE she did not know, and of course she wished it explained.
"Were did I come from?" and "Where shall I go when I die?" were questions Helen asked when she was eight years old.
Here are some of them: "What did God make the new worlds out of?"
Where did He get the soil, and the water, and the seeds, and the first animals?
Did you ever see God?
When she referred to our conversation again, it was to ask, "Why did not Jesus go away, so that His enemies could not find Him?"
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
At this moment another thought seemed to flash through her mind, and she added, "But Mr. Anagnos did not speak to my soul."
I was obliged to confess that I did not know, but suggested that it might be on one of the stars.
It was more than a year before she alluded to the subject again, and when she did return to it, her questions were numerous and persistent.
At another time she asked, "Do you not think we would be very much happier always, if we did not have to die?"
Then why did He let little sister fall this morning, and hurt her head so badly?
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
I inquired of her where she had read this; she did not remember having read it, did not seem to know that she had learned it.
The teachers at the Institution expressed the opinion that the description did not appear in any book in raised print in that library; but one lady, Miss Marrett, took upon herself the task of examining books of poems in ordinary type, and was rewarded by finding the following lines in one of Longfellow's minor poems, entitled 'Snowflakes':
As we had never seen or heard of any such story as this before, we inquired of her where she read it; she replied, "I did not read it; it is my story for Mr. Anagnos's birthday."
As I had never read this story, or even heard of the book, I inquired of Helen if she knew anything about the matter, and found she did not.
And what do you think he did next!
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
King Frost frowned and looked very angry at first, and his fairies trembled for fear and cowered still lower in their hiding-places; but just then two little children came dancing through the wood, and though they did not see King Frost or the fairies, they saw the beautiful colour of the leaves, and laughed with delight, and began picking great bunches to take to their mother.
She did not know the meaning of the word "plagiarism" until quite recently, when it was explained to her.
In this case Helen Keller held almost intact in her mind, unmixed with other ideas, the words of a story which at the time it was read to her she did not fully understand.
They did not know for some time after my recovery that the cruel fever had taken my sight and hearing; taken all the light and music and gladness out of my little life.
Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like.
They make shift to live merely by conformity, practically as their fathers did, and are in no sense the progenitors of a noble race of men.
It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long.
This did not appear the worst, nor by any means a despicable alternative.
In Arcadia, when I was there, I did not see any hammering stone.
For my part, I should like to know who in those days did not build them--who were above such trifling.
But I did not always use this staff of life.
Finally, as for salt, that grossest of groceries, to obtain this might be a fit occasion for a visit to the seashore, or, if I did without it altogether, I should probably drink the less water.
As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
One young man of my acquaintance, who has inherited some acres, told me that he thought he should live as I did, if he had the means.
Being superior to physical suffering, it sometimes chanced that they were superior to any consolation which the missionaries could offer; and the law to do as you would be done by fell with less persuasiveness on the ears of those who, for their part, did not care how they were done by, who loved their enemies after a new fashion, and came very near freely forgiving them all they did.
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
I did not need to go outdoors to take the air, for the atmosphere within had lost none of its freshness.
Though the view from my door was still more contracted, I did not feel crowded or confined in the least.
Did you ever think what those sleepers are that underlie the railroad?
The oldest Egyptian or Hindoo philosopher raised a corner of the veil from the statue of the divinity; and still the trembling robe remains raised, and I gaze upon as fresh a glory as he did, since it was I in him that was then so bold, and it is he in me that now reviews the vision.
It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans.
Nay, I often did better than this.
It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy's pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories.
Do they not talk and think faster in the depot than they did in the stage-office?
Here goes lumber from the Maine woods, which did not go out to sea in the last freshet, risen four dollars on the thousand because of what did go out or was split up; pine, spruce, cedar--first, second, third, and fourth qualities, so lately all of one quality, to wave over the bear, and moose, and caribou.
To him Homer was a great writer, though what his writing was about he did not know.
If you told him that such a one was coming, he did as if he thought that anything so grand would expect nothing of himself, but take all the responsibility on itself, and let him be forgotten still.
Did this country afford any beverage beside water?
I did not know at first but it was the result of a wise policy.
Men who did not know when their visit had terminated, though I went about my business again, answering them from greater and greater remoteness.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
Sometimes I bolted suddenly, and nobody could tell my whereabouts, for I did not stand much about gracefulness, and never hesitated at a gap in a fence.
I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown.
The water laves the shore as it did a thousand years ago.
He did not know whose it was; it belonged to the pond.
It did not turn his mill, and it was no privilege to him to behold it.
No wonder, then, that he did not oftener stay to play on the common.
Not that I am less humane than others, but I did not perceive that my feelings were much affected.
I did not pity the fishes nor the worms.
Commonly they did not think that they were lucky, or well paid for their time, unless they got a long string of fish, though they had the opportunity of seeing the pond all the while.
It appeared more beautiful to live low and fare hard in many respects; and though I never did so, I went far enough to please my imagination.
They gently did away with the street, and the village, and the state in which he lived.
If I endeavored to overtake him in a boat, in order to see how he would manoeuvre, he would dive and be completely lost, so that I did not discover him again, sometimes, till the latter part of the day.
But why, after displaying so much cunning, did he invariably betray himself the moment he came up by that loud laugh?
Did not his white breast enough betray him?
Though the sky was by this time overcast, the pond was so smooth that I could see where he broke the surface when I did not hear him.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
I did not plaster till it was freezing weather.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
In some places, within my own remembrance, the pines would scrape both sides of a chaise at once, and women and children who were compelled to go this way to Lincoln alone and on foot did it with fear, and often ran a good part of the distance.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
But this small village, germ of something more, why did it fail while Concord keeps its ground?
I often performed this duty of hospitality, waited long enough to milk a whole herd of cows, but did not see the man approaching from the town.
How, pray, did he get these in midwinter?
I did not know whether they had come to sow a crop of winter rye, or some other kind of grain recently introduced from Iceland.
Punishment and fear were not; nor were threatening words read On suspended brass; nor did the suppliant crowd fear The words of their judge; but were safe without an avenger.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax-bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
If I had known how to name them, I should then have signed off in detail from all the societies which I never signed on to; but I did not know where to find a complete list.
I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar.
They plainly did not know how to treat me, but behaved like persons who are underbred.
I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.
My neighbors did not thus salute me, but first looked at me, and then at one another, as if I had returned from a long journey.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
Helene was so lovely that not only did she not show any trace of coquetry, but on the contrary she even appeared shy of her unquestionable and all too victorious beauty.
"'I showed them the path to glory, but they did not follow it,'" Prince Andrew continued after a short silence, again quoting Napoleon's words.
Everyone waited, so emphatically and eagerly did he demand their attention to his story.
Several persons, among them the elderly lady and Anna Pavlovna, did however smile.
Stout, about the average height, broad, with huge red hands; he did not know, as the saying is, how to enter a drawing room and still less how to leave one; that is, how to say something particularly agreeable before going away.
"I am very glad I did not go to the ambassador's," said Prince Hippolyte "-so dull-.
Prince Andrew's eyes were closed, so weary and sleepy did he seem.
Pierre looked at his friend and, noticing that he did not like the conversation, gave no reply.
Did you behave like that six months ago?
He did not finish his sentence, but his tone showed how highly he thought of his friend and how much he expected of him in the future.
But he did not say what "it really" was.
Anatole did not release him, and though he kept nodding to show that he understood, Anatole went on translating Dolokhov's words into English.
Dolokhov stood frowning and did not speak.
"What is that?" asked the countess as if she did not know what the visitor alluded to, though she had already heard about the cause of Count Bezukhov's distress some fifteen times.
Natasha did not like the visitor's tone of condescension to childish things.
She did not reply, but looked at her seriously.
Boris did not laugh.
Sonya did not pull it away, and left off crying.
Boris looked attentively and kindly at her eager face, but did not reply.
"How funny you are!" he said, bending down to her and blushing still more, but he waited and did nothing.
The handsome Vera smiled contemptuously but did not seem at all hurt.
How did you get things settled?
"Well, and to whom did you apply about Bory?" asked the countess.
To whom did you apply?
The princess gave no reply and did not even smile, but left the room as Anna Mikhaylovna took off her gloves and, occupying the position she had conquered, settled down in an armchair, inviting Prince Vasili to take a seat beside her.
He sent for Pierre and said to him: My dear fellow, if you are going to behave here as you did in Petersburg, you will end very badly; that is all I have to say to you.
Boris felt that Pierre did not recognize him but did not consider it necessary to introduce himself, and without experiencing the least embarrassment looked Pierre straight in the face.
Boris knew nothing about the Boulogne expedition; he did not read the papers and it was the first time he had heard Villeneuve's name.
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
Perhaps you did not like it?
Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
He was in the way and was the only one who did not notice the fact.
But his partner could not and did not want to dance well.
The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so.
But the princess did not listen to him.
We've got to it at last--why did you not tell me about it sooner?
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
"Perhaps the count did not ask for me," said Pierre when he reached the landing.
Pierre did not understand a word, but the conviction that all this had to be grew stronger, and he meekly followed Anna Mikhaylovna who was already opening a door.
Pierre did not eat anything though he would very much have liked to.
The princess did not reply.
Their efforts in the struggle for the portfolio were the only sounds audible, but it was evident that if the princess did speak, her words would not be flattering to Anna Mikhaylovna.
But Anna Mikhaylovna did not obey him.
At Bald Hills, Prince Nicholas Andreevich Bolkonski's estate, the arrival of young Prince Andrew and his wife was daily expected, but this expectation did not upset the regular routine of life in the old prince's household.
Ah, Andrew, I did not see you.
Princess Mary did not listen to the end, but continuing her train of thought turned to her sister-in-law with a tender glance at her figure.
"Give me time to collect my wits, Father," said he, with a smile that showed that his father's foibles did not prevent his son from loving and honoring him.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
She did not understand what he was laughing at.
Everything her father did inspired her with reverence and was beyond question.
The little princess did not, or did not wish to, hear his words.
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
"The past always seems good," said he, "but did not Suvorov himself fall into a trap Moreau set him, and from which he did not know how to escape?"
(She still did not take out what she was holding in her reticule.)
Andrew did not speak; he was both pleased and displeased that his father understood him.
He spoke so rapidly that he did not finish half his words, but his son was accustomed to understand him.
Andrew did not tell his father that he would no doubt live a long time yet.
Change his coat... the ras... he did not finish.
Kutuzov and the Austrian general were talking in low voices and Kutuzov smiled slightly as treading heavily he stepped down from the carriage just as if those two thousand men breathlessly gazing at him and the regimental commander did not exist.
The regimental commander was afraid he might be blamed for this and did not answer.
Dolokhov, who had already changed into a soldier's gray greatcoat, did not wait to be called.
Dolokhov looked round but did not say anything, nor did the mocking smile on his lips change.
Did he say when the battles are to begin?
And did you give me tobacco yesterday?
"Schon fleissig?" * said Rostov with the same gay brotherly smile which did not leave his eager face.
Rostov did not speak.
He did not shut me up, he said I was telling an untruth.
"I did not expect this of you," said the staff captain seriously and severely.
Denisov remained silent and did not move, but occasionally looked with his glittering black eyes at Rostov.
But how did you come here?
I did, 'pon my word, I got that frightened! said he, as if bragging of having been frightened.
The German closed his eyes, signifying that he did not understand.
Nesvitski like the rest of the men on the bridge did not take his eyes off the women till they had passed.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
"How did you get here?" said he, turning to Zherkov.
Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
These gentlemen received Prince Andrew as one of themselves, an honor they did not extend to many.
"Tell me, when did the battle begin?" he asked hurriedly.
"At what o'clock did the battle begin?" asked the Emperor.
He did not know whom to answer, and for a few seconds collected his thoughts.
But why did they not blow up the bridge, if it was mined?
He glanced at Prince Andrew and did not even nod to him.
Kutuzov did not reply.
They talked of peace but did not believe in its possibility; others talked of a battle but also disbelieved in the nearness of an engagement.
"We'll make you dance as we did under Suvorov...," * said Dolokhov.
He did not finish.
The staff officer joined in the colonel's appeals, but Bagration did not reply; he only gave an order to cease firing and re-form, so as to give room for the two approaching battalions.
The retirement of the center to the other side of the dip in the ground at the rear was hurried and noisy, but the different companies did not get mixed.
Having reached the left flank, instead of going to the front where the firing was, he began to look for the general and his staff where they could not possibly be, and so did not deliver the order.
The troops of the left flank, infantry and hussars alike, felt that the commander did not himself know what to do, and this irresolution communicated itself to the men.
Where our men were, and where the French, he did not know.
He did not now run with the feeling of doubt and conflict with which he had trodden the Enns bridge, but with the feeling of a hare fleeing from the hounds.
But Dolokhov did not go away; he untied the handkerchief around his head, pulled it off, and showed the blood congealed on his hair.
Only when a man was killed or wounded did he frown and turn away from the sight, shouting angrily at the men who, as is always the case, hesitated about lifting the injured or dead.
Owing to the terrible uproar and the necessity for concentration and activity, Tushin did not experience the slightest unpleasant sense of fear, and the thought that he might be killed or badly wounded never occurred to him.
Though he thought of everything, considered everything, and did everything the best of officers could do in his position, he was in a state akin to feverish delirium or drunkenness.
But the staff officer did not finish what he wanted to say.
He delivered the order and did not leave the battery.
After a while the moving mass became agitated, someone rode past on a white horse followed by his suite, and said something in passing: What did he say?
Did he thank us? came eager questions from all sides.
Could one possibly make out amid all that confusion what did or did not happen?
As he stepped past the generals in the crowded hut, feeling embarrassed as he always was by the sight of his superiors, he did not notice the staff of the banner and stumbled over it.
Tushin did not say that there were no covering troops, though that was perfectly true.
Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
It would not ache--it would be well--if only they did not pull it, but it was impossible to get rid of them.
Rostov did not listen to the soldier.
"And why did I come here?" he wondered.
Next day the French army did not renew their attack, and the remnant of Bagration's detachment was reunited to Kutuzov's army.
Still less did he think of injuring anyone for his own advantage.
Nor did he say to himself: "Pierre is a rich man, I must entice him to marry my daughter and lend me the forty thousand rubles I need."
From the death of Count Bezukhov he did not let go his hold of the lad.
Even if Anna Pavlovna did not say so, he could see that she wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.
Helene smiled, with a look implying that she did not admit the possibility of anyone seeing her without being enchanted.
He did not see her marble beauty forming a complete whole with her dress, but all the charm of her body only covered by her garments.
How and when this would be he did not know, he did not even know if it would be a good thing (he even felt, he knew not why, that it would be a bad thing), but he knew it would happen.
Pierre did not look at Helene nor she at him.
Why did this thought never occur to me before? and again he told himself that it was impossible, that there would be something unnatural, and as it seemed to him dishonorable, in this marriage.
He had often begun to make reflections or think aloud in her company, and she had always answered him either by a brief but appropriate remark--showing that it did not interest her--or by a silent look and smile which more palpably than anything else showed Pierre her superiority.
The wax candles burned brightly, the silver and crystal gleamed, so did the ladies' toilets and the gold and silver of the men's epaulets; servants in scarlet liveries moved round the table, the clatter of plates, knives, and glasses mingled with the animated hum of several conversations.
He did not see, hear, or understand anything clearly.
How did it begin?
How did it begin, when did it all come about?
But Pierre was so absorbed that he did not understand what was said.
When did you get the letter?
The old princess did not reply, she was tormented by jealousy of her daughter's happiness.
Why did they write, why did Lise tell me about it?
This expression in Princess Mary did not frighten them (she never inspired fear in anyone), but they knew that when it appeared on her face, she became mute and was not to be shaken in her determination.
She did not comply with Lise's request, she not only left her hair as it was, but did not even look in her glass.
Perhaps he did not really think this when he met women--even probably he did not, for in general he thought very little--but his looks and manner gave that impression.
The princess felt this, and as if wishing to show him that she did not even dare expect to interest him, she turned to his father.
Of course, she, a handsome young woman without any definite position, without relations or even a country, did not intend to devote her life to serving Prince Bolkonski, to reading aloud to him and being friends with Princess Mary.
She did not know how she found the courage, but she looked straight into his handsome face as it came near to her shortsighted eyes.
The old prince did not sleep either.
She believed it could be, but did not understand it.
Nicholas' letter was read over hundreds of times, and those who were considered worthy to hear it had to come to the countess, for she did not let it out of her hands.
The universal experience of ages, showing that children do grow imperceptibly from the cradle to manhood, did not exist for the countess.
Boris rose to meet Rostov, but in doing so did not omit to steady and replace some chessmen that were falling.
"I did not expect you today," he added.
I did not think he would get it to you so quickly....
Rostov flushed up on noticing this, but he did not care, this was a mere stranger.
Only when Prince Andrew was gone did Rostov think of what he ought to have said.
The Tsar said something more which Rostov did not hear, and the soldiers, straining their lungs, shouted "Hurrah!"
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
I am very sorry you did not find me in yesterday.
And what did he say? inquired Bolkonski.
Prince Andrew did neither: a look of animosity appeared on his face and the other turned away and went down the side of the corridor.
It was plain that he did not quite grasp where he was.
Rostov did not know or remember how he ran to his place and mounted.
Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.
And Rostov got up and went wandering among the campfires, dreaming of what happiness it would be to die--not in saving the Emperor's life (he did not even dare to dream of that), but simply to die before his eyes.
How did he impress you?
If he weren't afraid of a battle why did he ask for that interview?
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
He interrupted him, talked rapidly and indistinctly, without looking at the man he was addressing, and did not reply to questions put to him.
Whether Dolgorukov and Weyrother, or Kutuzov, Langeron, and the others who did not approve of the plan of attack, were right--he did not know.
Prince Andrew, however, did not answer that voice and went on dreaming of his triumphs.
The hussar did not reply.
Bagration called to him from the hill not to go beyond the stream, but Rostov pretended not to hear him and did not stop but rode on and on, continually mistaking bushes for trees and gullies for men and continually discovering his mistakes.
Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
But Rostov did not reply.
The officers were hurriedly drinking tea and breakfasting, the soldiers, munching biscuit and beating a tattoo with their feet to warm themselves, gathering round the fires throwing into the flames the remains of sheds, chairs, tables, wheels, tubs, and everything that they did not want or could not carry away with them.
But still he did not begin the engagement.
How it would come about he did not know, but he felt sure it would do so.
The Tsar heard but obviously did not like the reply; he shrugged his rather round shoulders and glanced at Novosiltsev who was near him, as if complaining of Kutuzov.
But the Emperor Francis continued to look about him and did not listen.
Nesvitski with an angry face, red and unlike himself, was shouting to Kutuzov that if he did not ride away at once he would certainly be taken prisoner.
But he did not look at them: he looked only at what was going on in front of him--at the battery.
But Prince Andrew did not see how it ended.
How was it I did not see that lofty sky before?
Well, how did it go?
He said something more, but Rostov did not wait to hear it and rode away.
Gracious me, they did rattle past!
The French cannon did not reach there and the musketry fire sounded far away.
He did not know how long his unconsciousness lasted.
"Where is it, that lofty sky that I did not know till now, but saw today?" was his first thought.
"And I did not know this suffering either," he thought.
Yes, I did not know anything, anything at all till now.
He did not turn his head and did not see those who, judging by the sound of hoofs and voices, had ridden up and stopped near him.
Not only did they not interest him, but he took no notice of them and at once forgot them.
He did not regain consciousness till late in the day, when with other wounded and captured Russian officers he was carried to the hospital.
Prince Andrew did not see how and by whom it was replaced, but the little icon with its thin gold chain suddenly appeared upon his chest outside his uniform.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.
And I did not know...
Yet it was she, dressed in a new gown which he did not know, made since he had left.
"Why did Sonya run away?" asked Rostov.
Sitting on the sofa with the little cushions on its arms, in what used to be his old schoolroom, and looking into Natasha's wildly bright eyes, Rostov re-entered that world of home and childhood which had no meaning for anyone else, but gave him some of the best joys of his life; and the burning of an arm with a ruler as a proof of love did not seem to him senseless, he understood and was not surprised at it.
He did not know how to behave with her.
During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.
The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
Berg was mentioned, by those who did not know him, as having, when wounded in the right hand, taken his sword in the left, and gone forward.
Bagration was embarrassed, not wishing to avail himself of their courtesy, and this caused some delay at the doors, but after all he did at last enter first.
When the Emperor's health was drunk, Pierre, lost in thought, did not rise or lift his glass.
Pierre did not catch what they were saying, but knew they were talking about him.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
The night after the duel he did not go to his bedroom but, as he often did, remained in his father's room, that huge room in which Count Bezukhov had died.
How did I come to do it?"--"Because you married her," answered an inner voice.
I then thought that I did not understand her.
She did not give him the money, but let herself be kissed.
Often seeing the success she had with young and old men and women Pierre could not understand why he did not love her.
Why did I bind myself to her?
Why did I say 'Je vous aime' * to her, which was a lie, and worse than a lie?
"Why did I tell her that 'Je vous aime'?" he kept repeating to himself.
With her imperturbable calm she did not begin to speak in front of the valet.
She did not sit down but looked at him with a contemptuous smile, waiting for the valet to go.
Pierre wished to say something, looked at her with eyes whose strange expression she did not understand, and lay down again.
When Princess Mary went to him at the usual hour he was working at his lathe and, as usual, did not look round at her.
The princess did not fall down or faint.
It was evident that her eyes did not see Princess Mary but were looking within... into herself... at something joyful and mysterious taking place within her.
Unobservant as was the little princess, these tears, the cause of which she did not understand, agitated her.
She did not venture to ask any questions, and shut the door again, now sitting down in her easy chair, now taking her prayer book, now kneeling before the icon stand.
To her surprise and distress she found that her prayers did not calm her excitement.
Only when footsteps or voices were heard did they look at one another, the princess anxious and inquiring, the nurse encouraging.
"Very good!" said the prince closing the door behind him, and Tikhon did not hear the slightest sound from the study after that.
"You did not get my letter?" he asked, and not waiting for a reply-- which he would not have received, for the princess was unable to speak-- he turned back, rapidly mounted the stairs again with the doctor who had entered the hall after him (they had met at the last post station), and again embraced his sister.
She saw her husband, but did not realize the significance of his appearance before her now.
She was not surprised at his having come; she did not realize that he had come.
Dolokhov, who did not usually care for the society of ladies, began to come often to the house, and the question for whose sake he came (though no one spoke of it) was soon settled.
Rostov noticed something new in Dolokhov's relations with Sonya, but he did not explain to himself what these new relations were.
His approaching departure did not prevent his amusing himself, but rather gave zest to his pleasures.
Denisov did not take his eyes off her and beat time with his saber in a way that clearly indicated that if he was not dancing it was because he would not and not because he could not.
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
She fixed her eyes on him in amazement, smiling as if she did not recognize him.
Denisov, flushed after the mazurka and mopping himself with his handkerchief, sat down by Natasha and did not leave her for the rest of the evening.
For two days after that Rostov did not see Dolokhov at his own or at Dolokhov's home: on the third day he received a note from him:
Rostov sat down by his side and at first did not play.
"Leave it," said Dolokhov, though he did not seem to be even looking at Rostov, "you'll win it back all the sooner.
One tormenting impression did not leave him: that those broad- boned reddish hands with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt sleeves, those hands which he loved and hated, held him in their power.
And when did it begin?
And I did not realize how happy I was!
When did that end and when did this new, terrible state of things begin?
When did it happen and what has happened?
Did I really take it?
It was long since Rostov had felt such enjoyment from music as he did that day.
The count was lighting his pipe and did not notice his son's condition.
The countess did not believe her ears.
I know he did not mean to say it, but it came out accidently.
Denisov bent over her hand and she heard strange sounds she did not understand.
He did not wish to stay another day in Moscow.
"And why did she resist her seducer when she loved him?" he thought.
My wife--as she once was--did not struggle, and perhaps she was right.
* To indicate he did not want more tea.
Who invented Him, if He did not exist?
Pierre could not and did not wish to break this silence.
"Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate life, though I did not like it and did not want to," thought Pierre.
Pierre wished to say this to the Mason, but did not dare to.
"No, I considered it erroneous and did not follow it," said Pierre, so softly that the Rhetor did not hear him and asked him what he was saying.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
The Mason did not move and for a long time said nothing after this answer.
In the President's chair sat a young man he did not know, with a peculiar cross hanging from his neck.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
Prince, I did not ask you here.
Anna Pavlovna gave him her shriveled hand to kiss and introduced him to several persons whom he did not know, giving him a whispered description of each.
The conversation did not flag all evening and turned chiefly on the political news.
Partly because of the depressing memories associated with Bald Hills, partly because Prince Andrew did not always feel equal to bearing with his father's peculiarities, and partly because he needed solitude, Prince Andrew made use of Bogucharovo, began building and spent most of his time there.
Not finding the young prince in his study the valet went with the letters to Princess Mary's apartments, but did not find him there.
"Ah yes, and what else did he say that's unpleasant?" thought Prince Andrew, recalling his father's letter.
He did not look round, but still gazing at the infant's face listened to his regular breathing.
The building of a new church, previously begun, had cost about 10,000 in each of the last two years, and he did not know how the rest, about 100,000 rubles, was spent, and almost every year he was obliged to borrow.
But he felt that this did not forward matters at all.
He felt that these consultations were detached from real affairs and did not link up with them or make them move.
What Pierre did not know was that the place where they presented him with bread and salt and wished to build a chantry in honor of Peter and Paul was a market village where a fair was held on St. Peter's day, and that the richest peasants (who formed the deputation) had begun the chantry long before, but that nine tenths of the peasants in that villages were in a state of the greatest poverty.
He did not know that since the nursing mothers were no longer sent to work on his land, they did still harder work on their own land.
He did not know that the priest who met him with the cross oppressed the peasants by his exactions, and that the pupils' parents wept at having to let him take their children and secured their release by heavy payments.
He did not know that the brick buildings, built to plan, were being built by serfs whose manorial labor was thus increased, though lessened on paper.
"Well, I did not expect you, I am very glad," said Prince Andrew.
Pierre blushed, as he always did when it was mentioned, and said hurriedly: I will tell you some time how it all happened.
"One thing I thank God for is that I did not kill that man," said Pierre.
Men always did and always will err, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
What error or evil can there be in my wishing to do good, and even doing a little--though I did very little and did it very badly?
He did not reply.
Prince Andrew did not reply.
It vanished as soon as he returned to the customary conditions of his life, but he knew that this feeling which he did not know how to develop existed within him.
"Did you see it yourselves?" he inquired.
There was a general who did not believe, and said, 'The monks cheat,' and as soon as he'd said it he went blind.
How did the star get into the icon?
Why did you come to me?...
* "Princess, on my word, I did not wish to offend her."
Oh, I really did not mean to hurt her feelings.
On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
He did not even trouble to find out where Denisov had gone.
Having got warm in his corner, he fell asleep and did not leave the hut till toward evening.
In answer to Rostov's renewed questions, Denisov said, laughing, that he thought he remembered that some other fellow had got mixed up in it, but that it was all nonsense and rubbish, and he did not in the least fear any kind of trial, and that if those scoundrels dared attack him he would give them an answer that they would not easily forget.
In June the battle of Friedland was fought, in which the Pavlograds did not take part, and after that an armistice was proclaimed.
The assistant, however, did not confirm the doctor's words.
But, just because the assistant evidently did not want him to go in, Rostov entered the soldiers' ward.
"Yes, your honor," the soldier replied complacently, and rolling his eyes more than ever he drew himself up still straighter, but did not move.
What struck him was that Denisov did not seem glad to see him, and smiled at him unnaturally.
He did not ask about the regiment, nor about the general state of affairs, and when Rostov spoke of these matters did not listen.
Rostov even noticed that Denisov did not like to be reminded of the regiment, or in general of that other free life which was going on outside the hospital.
He did not finish, but gave a painfully unnatural smile.
At the moment the Emperors went into the pavilion he looked at his watch, and did not forget to look at it again when Alexander came out.
Zhilinski evidently did not receive this new Russian person very willingly into his circle and did not speak to Rostov.
And even if they did arrest me for being here, what would it matter? thought he, looking at an officer who was entering the house the Emperor occupied.
And suddenly with a determination he himself did not expect, Rostov felt for the letter in his pocket and went straight to the house.
In the uniform of the Preobrazhensk regiment--white chamois-leather breeches and high boots-- and wearing a star Rostov did not know (it was that of the Legion d'honneur), the monarch came out into the porch, putting on his gloves and carrying his hat under his arm.
On approaching Alexander he raised his hat, and as he did so, Rostov, with his cavalryman's eye, could not help noticing that Napoleon did not sit well or firmly in the saddle.
Stop here! voices whispered to Lazarev who did not know where to go.
So vividly did he recall that hospital stench of dead flesh that he looked round to see where the smell came from.
But Rostov did not listen to him.
Suddenly, he did not know why, he felt a pang.
He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.
She did not now say those former terrible words to him, but looked simply, merrily, and inquisitively at him.
The Emperor, though he met him twice, did not favor him with a single word.
He did not know Arakcheev personally, had never seen him, and all he had heard of him inspired him with but little respect for the man.
Count Kochubey did not finish.
Speranski did not shift his eyes from one face to another as people involuntarily do on entering a large company and was in no hurry to speak.
He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
"No," said Prince Andrew, "my father did not wish me to take advantage of the privilege.
He did not like to agree with him in everything and felt a wish to contradict.
He did nothing, did not even think or find time to think, but only talked, and talked successfully, of what he had thought while in the country.
Had Speranski sprung from the same class as himself and possessed the same breeding and traditions, Bolkonski would soon have discovered his weak, human, unheroic sides; but as it was, Speranski's strange and logical turn of mind inspired him with respect all the more because he did not quite understand him.
This was Speranski's cold, mirrorlike look, which did not allow one to penetrate to his soul, and his delicate white hands, which Prince Andrew involuntarily watched as one does watch the hands of those who possess power.
Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
Pierre respected this class of Brothers to which the elder ones chiefly belonged, including, Pierre thought, Joseph Alexeevich himself, but he did not share their interests.
He did not think of doubting Freemasonry itself, but suspected that Russian Masonry had taken a wrong path and deviated from its original principles.
Pierre did not answer him and asked briefly whether his proposal would be accepted.
In my perplexity I did not know whose aid and advice to seek.
Napoleon himself had noticed her in the theater and said of her: "C'est un superbe animal." * Her success as a beautiful and elegant woman did not surprise Pierre, for she had become even handsomer than before.
That is why I should really like to save him from evil and lead him into the path of truth, but evil thoughts of him did not leave me.
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
He did not know at all how much he had, what his debts amounted to, or what dowry he could give Vera.
But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not know for certain how much Vera would have and did not receive at least part of the dowry in advance, he would have to break matters off.
He did not stay more than ten minutes, then rose and took his leave.
Natasha did not let her finish.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
She did not listen to or look at Vera, who was telling her something about her own green dress.
Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
She did go first to her cousin.
Next day Prince Andrew thought of the ball, but his mind did not dwell on it long.
He kept criticizing his own work, as he often did, and was glad when he heard someone coming.
At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
Prince Andrew did not laugh and feared that he would be a damper on the spirits of the company, but no one took any notice of his being out of harmony with the general mood.
What else did he say to you?
What did I tell you? said Pierre suddenly, rising and beginning to pace up and down the room.
Next day after her talk with her mother Natasha expected Bolkonski all day, but he did not come.
Pierre did not come either and Natasha, not knowing that Prince Andrew had gone to see his father, could not explain his absence to herself.
Natasha had no desire to go out anywhere and wandered from room to room like a shadow, idle and listless.
Natasha was looking at the mirror, but did not see herself.
Prince Andrew held her hands, looked into her eyes, and did not find in his heart his former love for her.
"Did your mother tell you that it cannot be for a year?" asked Prince Andrew, still looking into her eyes.
Yes, but what did he ask me?
Natasha did not hear him.
Prince Andrew did not reply, but his face expressed the impossibility of altering that decision.
If after six months she felt that she did not love him she would have full right to reject him.
He came every day to the Rostovs', but did not behave to Natasha as an affianced lover: he did not use the familiar thou, but said you to her, and kissed only her hand.
Natasha shared this as she did all his feelings, which she constantly divined.
Prince Andrew blushed, as he often did now--Natasha particularly liked it in him--and said that his son would not live with them.
He seldom laughed, but when he did he abandoned himself entirely to his laughter, and after such a laugh she always felt nearer to him.
She did not even cry when, on taking leave, he kissed her hand for the last time.
Nor did she cry when he was gone; but for several days she sat in her room dry-eyed, taking no interest in anything and only saying now and then, "Oh, why did he go away?"
He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was.
If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months.
After this outburst the prince did not speak any more about the matter.
She wrote that if he did not come and take matters in hand, their whole property would be sold by auction and they would all have to go begging.
After the rapture of meeting, and after that odd feeling of unsatisfied expectation--the feeling that "everything is just the same, so why did I hurry?"--Nicholas began to settle down in his old home world.
She did not seem at all like a girl in love and parted from her affianced husband.
The conversation and the examination of the accounts with Mitenka did not last long.
But they were carried forward--and you did not look at the other page.
Daniel did not answer, but winked instead.
"Yes, we are going," replied Nicholas reluctantly, for today, as he intended to hunt seriously, he did not want to take Natasha and Petya.
Natasha, muffled up in shawls which did not hide her eager face and shining eyes, galloped up to them.
He did not like to combine frivolity with the serious business of hunting.
Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
Nicholas did not hear his own cry nor feel that he was galloping, nor see the borzois, nor the ground over which he went: he saw only the wolf, who, increasing her speed, bounded on in the same direction along the hollow.
Nearer and nearer... now she was ahead of it; but the wolf turned its head to face her, and instead of putting on speed as she usually did Milka suddenly raised her tail and stiffened her forelegs.
The wolf crouched, gnashed her teeth, and again rose and bounded forward, followed at the distance of a couple of feet by all the borzois, who did not get any closer to her.
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 when he saw that the horsemen did not dismount and that the wolf shook herself and ran for safety, Daniel set his chestnut galloping, not at the wolf but straight toward the wood, just as Karay had run to cut the animal off.
The huntsmen waved their arms and did something to the fox.
When he jumped up he did not run at once, but pricked his ears listening to the shouting and trampling that resounded from all sides at once.
Erza did not hearken to his appeal.
The house, with its bare, unplastered log walls, was not overclean--it did not seem that those living in it aimed at keeping it spotless--but neither was it noticeably neglected.
I did once, but gave it up.
The balalayka was retuned several times and the same notes were thrummed again, but the listeners did not grow weary of it and wished to hear it again and again.
"Uncle" did not answer, but smiled.
What did Nicholas' smile mean when he said 'chosen already'?
The count and countess did not know where they were and were very anxious, said one of the men.
How did they all find place in her?
Count Ilya Rostov had resigned the position of Marshal of the Nobility because it involved him in too much expense, but still his affairs did not improve.
Nicholas did not go to Moscow, and the countess did not renew the conversation with him about marriage.
She seemed to be trying whether any of them would get angry or sulky with her; but the serfs fulfilled no one's orders so readily as they did hers.
Sonya, as always, did not quite keep pace with them, though they shared the same reminiscences.
She had said she did not want to sing, but it was long since she had sung, and long before she again sang, as she did that evening.
Nicholas did not take his eyes off his sister and drew breath in time with her.
They did not answer but began to laugh.
And how... did he speak?
Whether they were playing the ring and string game or the ruble game or talking as now, Nicholas did not leave Sonya's side, and gazed at her with quite new eyes.
The light was so strong and the snow sparkled with so many stars that one did not wish to look up at the sky and the real stars were unnoticed.
"Of course she will!" whispered Natasha, but did not finish... suddenly Sonya pushed away the glass she was holding and covered her eyes with her hand.
She did not wish to disappoint either Dunyasha or Natasha, but it was hard to sit still.
The father and mother did not speak of the matter to their son again, but a few days later the countess sent for Sonya and, with a cruelty neither of them expected, reproached her niece for trying to catch Nicholas and for ingratitude.
She was silent and sad and did not reply.
Only after emptying a bottle or two did he feel dimly that the terribly tangled skein of life which previously had terrified him was not as dreadful as he had thought.
She did not go out into society; everyone knew that her father would not let her go anywhere without him, and his failing health prevented his going out himself, so that she was not invited to dinners and evening parties.
She did not finish.
Next day the prince did not say a word to his daughter, but she noticed that at dinner he gave orders that Mademoiselle Bourienne should be served first.
The prince's house did not belong to what is known as fashionable society, but his little circle--though not much talked about in town-- was one it was more flattering to be received in than any other.
Did you hear of the last event at the review in Petersburg?
At the next review, they say, the Emperor did not once deign to address him.
She did not even notice the special attentions and amiabilities shown her during dinner by Boris Drubetskoy, who was visiting them for the third time already.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation--the possibility of which she did not admit.
But we'll speak of that later on, she added, glancing at Sonya with a look that showed she did not want to speak of it in her presence.
The count did not set out cheerfully on this visit, at heart he felt afraid.
From the first glance Princess Mary did not like Natasha.
He did not mention this to his daughter, but Natasha noticed her father's nervousness and anxiety and felt mortified by it.
She did not like Princess Mary, whom she thought very plain, affected, and dry.
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.
Nor did the latter, having risen and curtsied, know what to do.
God is my witness, I did not know, muttered the old man, and after looking Natasha over from head to foot he went out.
Natasha and Princess Mary looked at one another in silence, and the longer they did so without saying what they wanted to say, the greater grew their antipathy to one another.
Natasha did not want to go, but could not refuse Marya Dmitrievna's kind offer which was intended expressly for her.
"He did," replied Shinshin.
She did not realize who and where she was, nor what was going on before her.
"Mais charmante!" said he, evidently referring to Natasha, who did not exactly hear his words but understood them from the movement of his lips.
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.
She could say what she did not think--especially what was flattering--quite simply and naturally.
She did not know how it was that within five minutes she had come to feel herself terribly near to this man.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
At first I did not like it much, because what makes a town pleasant ce sont les jolies femmes, * isn't that so?
Natasha did not understand what he was saying any more than he did himself, but she felt that his incomprehensible words had an improper intention.
She did not know what to say and turned away as if she had not heard his remark.
All that was going on before her now seemed quite natural, but on the other hand all her previous thoughts of her betrothed, of Princess Mary, or of life in the country did not once recur to her mind and were as if belonging to a remote past.
What did happen to me?
But he did not run after the unmarried girls, especially the rich heiresses who were most of them plain.
He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that it was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base.
He believed this so firmly that others, looking at him, were persuaded of it too and did not refuse him either a leading place in society or money, which he borrowed from anyone and everyone and evidently would not repay.
He was not a gambler, at any rate he did not care about winning.
He did not mind what people thought of him.
He was not mean, and did not refuse anyone who asked of him.
To her impatience and pining for him were now added the unpleasant recollection of her interview with Princess Mary and the old prince, and a fear and anxiety of which she did not understand the cause.
She did not cease chattering good-naturedly and gaily, continually praising Natasha's beauty.
After reaching home Natasha did not sleep all night.
He's crazy... he did not want to listen.
Natasha did not reply and went to her own room to read Princess Mary's letter.
As she read she glanced at the sleeping Natasha, trying to find in her face an explanation of what she was reading, but did not find it.
Natasha did not answer her questions.
Evidently this question presented itself to her mind for the first time and she did not know how to answer it.
What did he say?
What did he say?
Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
Natasha did not speak to Sonya again and avoided her.
Hard as it was for Sonya, she watched her friend and did not let her out of her sight.
She answered questions at random, began sentences she did not finish, and laughed at everything.
Natasha did not let her in.
"Yes, of course," returned Anatole, evidently not listening to Dolokhov and looking straight before him with a smile that did not leave his face.
I did it all.
Natasha lying on the sofa, her head hidden in her hands, and she did not stir.
Natasha did not change her position, but her whole body heaved with noiseless, convulsive sobs which choked her.
"But what did you want?" cried Marya Dmitrievna, growing angry again.
Natasha did not reply, nor did she sob any longer, but she grew cold and had a shivering fit.
All that night she did not sleep or weep and did not speak to Sonya who got up and went to her several times.
She did not even get up to greet him.
But still he pitied Prince Andrew to the point of tears and sympathized with his wounded pride, and the more he pitied his friend the more did he think with contempt and even with disgust of that Natasha who had just passed him in the ballroom with such a look of cold dignity.
He did not know that Natasha's soul was overflowing with despair, shame, and humiliation, and that it was not her fault that her face happened to assume an expression of calm dignity and severity.
She did not smile or nod, but only gazed fixedly at him, and her look asked only one thing: was he a friend, or like the others an enemy in regard to Anatole?
As for Pierre, he evidently did not exist for her.
Pierre did not stay for dinner, but left the room and went away at once.
He paced through the ballroom, waited till everyone had come, and as Anatole had not turned up did not stay for dinner but drove home.
"If you allow yourself in my drawing room..." whispered Helene, but Pierre did not reply and went out of the room.
Did you promise to marry her?
She did not understand how he could ask such a question.
I do not, and never did, like Speranski personally, but I like justice!
He did it all silently and very quickly.
Pierre sniffed as he looked at her, but did not speak.
She stopped and breathed still more quickly, but did not shed tears.
He did not know what to say.
I should like to know, did you love...
Pierre did not know how to refer to Anatole and flushed at the thought of him--"did you love that bad man?"
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
Did you see the Emperor?
What did he say? was heard in the ranks of the Polish uhlans when one of the aides-de-camp rode up to them.
Each of the three armies had its own commander-in-chief, but there was no supreme commander of all the forces, and the Emperor did not assume that responsibility himself.
The longer the Emperor remained in Vilna the less did everybody--tired of waiting--prepare for the war.
He was meeting Helene in Vilna after not having seen her for a long time and did not recall the past, but as Helene was enjoying the favors of a very important personage and Boris had only recently married, they met as good friends of long standing.
Balashev did not do so at once, but continued to advance along the road at a walking pace.
He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev's face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
It was plain that Balashev's personality did not interest him at all.
He said that the Emperor Alexander did not consider Kurakin's demand for his passports a sufficient cause for war; that Kurakin had acted on his own initiative and without his sovereign's assent, that the Emperor Alexander did not desire war, and had no relations with England.
But Napoleon did not let him speak.
Balashev, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light.
So little was his rejoinder appreciated that Napoleon did not notice it at all and naively asked Balashev through what towns the direct road from there to Moscow passed.
Prince Andrew did not think it proper to write and challenge Kuragin.
He alone did not obey the law of immutability in the enchanted, sleeping castle.
That day he did not see his father, who did not leave his room and admitted no one but Mademoiselle Bourienne and Tikhon, but asked several times whether his son had gone.
What meant still more to him was that he sought and did not find in himself the former tenderness for his son which he had hoped to reawaken by caressing the boy and taking him on his knee.
It was this: the Emperor did not assume the title of commander-in-chief, but disposed of all the armies; the men around him were his assistants.
Give him real power, for war cannot be conducted successfully without unity of command, and he will show what he can do, as he did in Finland.
Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
Prince Andrew did not catch what he said and would have passed on, but Chernyshev introduced him to Pfuel, remarking that Prince Andrew was just back from Turkey where the war had terminated so fortunately.
Paulucci, who did not know German, began questioning him in French.
On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.
And so he did not like Zdrzhinski's tale, nor did he like Zdrzhinski himself who, with his mustaches extending over his cheeks, bent low over the face of his hearer, as was his habit, and crowded Rostov in the narrow shanty.
But he did not express his thoughts, for in such matters, too, he had gained experience.
"I can't stand this any more," said Ilyin, noticing that Rostov did not relish Zdrzhinski's conversation.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
When he had gone, taking his wife with him, and had settled down with her in their covered cart, the officers lay down in the tavern, covering themselves with their wet cloaks, but they did not sleep for a long time; now they exchanged remarks, recalling the doctor's uneasiness and his wife's delight, now they ran out into the porch and reported what was taking place in the covered trap.
Rostov himself did not know how or why he did it.
He acted as he did when hunting, without reflecting or considering.
He hurriedly but vainly tried to get his foot out of the stirrup and did not remove his frightened blue eyes from Rostov's face.
And did I do it for my country's sake?
And it was even pleasant to be able to show, by disregarding the orders, that she did not believe in medical treatment and did not value her life.
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the country that summer of 1812.
She included among her enemies the creditors and all who had business dealings with her father, and always at the thought of enemies and those who hated her she remembered Anatole who had done her so much harm--and though he did not hate her she gladly prayed for him as for an enemy.
Only at prayer did she feel able to think clearly and calmly of Prince Andrew and Anatole, as men for whom her feelings were as nothing compared with her awe and devotion to God.
Once when making such calculations he wrote down his own name in French, Comte Pierre Besouhoff, but the sum of the numbers did not come right.
How, or by what means, he was connected with the great event foretold in the Apocalypse he did not know, but he did not doubt that connection for a moment.
His coachman did not even ask whether he was to wait.
She spoke rapidly and did not notice how Pierre flushed at her words.
But she did not give him time to say them.
"But did you notice, it says, 'for consultation'?" said Pierre.
"Because I love you!" was what he wanted to say, but he did not say it, and only blushed till the tears came, and lowered his eyes.
The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.
All these conversations, especially the joking with the girls, were such as might have had a particular charm for Petya at his age, but they did not interest him now.
He did not know why, but he had to have a biscuit from the Tsar's hand and he felt that he must not give way.
He sprang forward and upset an old woman who was catching at a biscuit; the old woman did not consider herself defeated though she was lying on the ground--she grabbed at some biscuits but her hand did not reach them.
He did not go straight home from the Kremlin, but called on his friend Obolenski, who was fifteen and was also entering the regiment.
He too approached that group and listened with a kindly smile and nods of approval, as he always did, to what the speaker was saying.
All that did was to enwich the pwiests' sons and thieves and wobbahs....
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
But as Barclay did not inspire confidence his power was limited.
He was ill and did not leave his study.
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
Only now in the stillness of the night, reading it by the faint light under the green shade, did he grasp its meaning for a moment.
Having received all his orders Alpatych, wearing a white beaver hat--a present from the prince--and carrying a stick as the prince did, went out accompanied by his family.
Women, women! said Alpatych, puffing and speaking rapidly just as the prince did, and he climbed into the trap.
As he approached Smolensk he heard the sounds of distant firing, but these did not impress him.
Everything not connected with the execution of the prince's orders did not interest and did not even exist for Alpatych.
"To see the Governor by his excellency's order," answered Alpatych, lifting his head and proudly thrusting his hand into the bosom of his coat as he always did when he mentioned the prince....
But the Governor did not finish: a dusty perspiring officer ran into the room and began to say something in French.
Selivanov, now, did a good stroke last Thursday-- sold flour to the army at nine rubles a sack.
The people did not at once realize the meaning of this bombardment.
The roar of guns, the whistling of projectiles, and the piteous moaning of the cook, which rose above the other sounds, did not cease for a moment.
He was deaf and did not hear Prince Andrew ride up.
"When did my father and sister leave?" meaning when did they leave for Moscow.
"Flesh, bodies, cannon fodder!" he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
"I have talked and talked at the Assembly of the Nobility," Prince Vasili interrupted, "but they did not listen to me.
They did not listen to me.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Napoleon did not smile, though he was evidently in high good humor, and he ordered these words to be repeated.
"As soon as Napoleon's interpreter had spoken," says Thiers, "the Cossack, seized by amazement, did not utter another word, but rode on, his eyes fixed on the conqueror whose fame had reached him across the steppes of the East.
What had really taken place he did not wish to relate because it seemed to him not worth telling.
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
He declared that he did not wish to remember her existence and warned her not to dare to let him see her.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
The doctor said this restlessness did not mean anything and was due to physical causes; but Princess Mary thought he wished to tell her something, and the fact that her presence always increased his restlessness confirmed her opinion.
Would it not be better if the end did come, the very end?
Though he did not speak, Princess Mary saw and knew how unpleasant every sign of anxiety on his account was to him.
What did I want?
"No, I did not sleep," said Princess Mary, shaking her head.
Unconsciously imitating her father, she now tried to express herself as he did, as much as possible by signs, and her tongue too seemed to move with difficulty.
As proof of this the peasant had brought from Visloukhovo a hundred rubles in notes (he did not know that they were false) paid to him in advance for hay.
The peasants feared him more than they did their master.
Alpatych did not insist further.
After her father's funeral Princess Mary shut herself up in her room and did not admit anyone.
She wished to pray but did not dare to, dared not in her present state of mind address herself to God.
Princess Mary did not answer.
She did not understand who was to go or where to.
Is it not all the same? she thought, and did not reply.
Alpatych did say something about going....
"From whom did you get this?" she asked.
For herself she did not care where she remained or what happened to her, but she felt herself the representative of her dead father and of Prince Andrew.
Our prince did not order it to be sold.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.
So many different eyes, old and young, were fixed on her, and there were so many different faces, that she could not distinguish any of them and, feeling that she must speak to them all at once, did not know how to do it.
It was sad and painful for him to talk to Tikhon who did not understand him.
We did it just out of foolishness.
What did I say? said Alpatych, coming into his own again.
Unwilling to obtrude himself on the princess, Rostov did not go back to the house but remained in the village awaiting her departure.
But the princess, if she did not again thank him in words, thanked him with the whole expression of her face, radiant with gratitude and tenderness.
His kind, honest eyes, with the tears rising in them when she herself had begun to cry as she spoke of her loss, did not leave her memory.
When she had taken leave of him and remained alone she suddenly felt her eyes filling with tears, and then not for the first time the strange question presented itself to her: did she love him?
Sometimes when she recalled his looks, his sympathy, and his words, happiness did not appear impossible to her.
Did you take part in the campaign? he asked.
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
He embraced Prince Andrew, pressing him to his fat breast, and for some time did not let him go.
And from that hut, while Denisov was speaking, a general with a portfolio under his arm really did appear.
But Kutuzov evidently did not wish to enter that room till he was disengaged.
"I'll tell you what to do," he continued, as Prince Andrew still did not reply: "I will tell you what to do, and what I do.
Others did not like that tone and said it was stupid and vulgar.
Of his intimate friends only the Rostovs remained, but he did not go to see them.
Pierre could not say, and he did not try to determine for whom and for what he felt such particular delight in sacrificing everything.
The Russians did not seek out the best position but, on the contrary, during the retreat passed many positions better than Borodino.
Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.
Napoleon, riding to Valuevo on the twenty-fourth, did not see (as the history books say he did) the position of the Russians from Utitsa to Borodino (he could not have seen that position because it did not exist), nor did he see an advanced post of the Russian army, but while pursuing the Russian rearguard he came upon the left flank of the Russian position--at the Shevardino Redoubt--and unexpectedly for the Russians moved his army across the Kolocha.
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.
Pierre was so deep in thought that he did not hear the question.
The singing did not sound loud under the open sky.
Standing among the crowd of peasants, Pierre recognized several acquaintances among these notables, but did not look at them--his whole attention was absorbed in watching the serious expression on the faces of the crowd of soldiers and militiamen who were all gazing eagerly at the icon.
How did you get here? said a voice.
You see... but Boris did not finish, for at that moment Kaysarov, Kutuzov's adjutant, came up to Pierre.
"How did that fellow get here?" asked Pierre.
He did not know that it would become more memorable to him than any other spot on the plain of Borodino.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
Bennigsen did not know this and moved the troops forward according to his own ideas without mentioning the matter to the commander-in-chief.
Why did we lose the battle at Austerlitz?
The French losses were almost equal to ours, but very early we said to ourselves that we were losing the battle, and we did lose it.
I'm not telling it right; no, you don't understand, though he encouraged her by saying that he did understand, and he really had understood all she wanted to say.
He did not need anything of that kind.
He only saw in her a pretty and fresh young girl, with whom he did not deign to unite his fate.
You surely did not expect to see that Asiatic capital.
Behave as you did at Austerlitz, Friedland, Vitebsk, and Smolensk.
This could not be done and was not done, because Poniatowski, advancing on the village through the wood, met Tuchkov there barring his way, and could not and did not turn the Russian position.
General Campan's division did not seize the first fortification but was driven back, for on emerging from the wood it had to reform under grapeshot, of which Napoleon was unaware.
And it was not Napoleon who directed the course of the battle, for none of his orders were executed and during the battle he did not know what was going on before him.
These dispositions and orders only seem worse than previous ones because the battle of Borodino was the first Napoleon did not win.
"Do you remember, sire, what you did me the honor to say at Smolensk?" continued Rapp.
Do you remember at Braunau he commanded an army for three weeks and did not once mount a horse to inspect his entrenchments....
He did not feel sleepy.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.
He did not notice the sound of the bullets whistling from every side, or the projectiles that flew over him, did not see the enemy on the other side of the river, and for a long time did not notice the killed and wounded, though many fell near him.
He looked about him with a smile which did not leave his face.
Pierre did not find his groom and rode along the hollow with the adjutant to Raevski's Redoubt.
They did not meet again, and only much later did Pierre learn that he lost an arm that day.
They seemed not to have expected him to talk like anybody else, and the discovery that he did so delighted them.
Pierre did not look out at the battlefield and was not concerned to know what was happening there; he was entirely absorbed in watching this fire which burned ever more brightly and which he felt was flaming up in the same way in his own soul.
The soldiers handed up the charges, turned, loaded, and did their business with strained smartness.
Pierre again went up onto the knoll where he had spent over an hour, and of that family circle which had received him as a member he did not find a single one.
There were many dead whom he did not know, but some he recognized.
The red-faced man was still twitching, but they did not carry him away.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.
All their rushing and galloping at one another did little harm, the harm of disablement and death was caused by the balls and bullets that flew over the fields on which these men were floundering about.
"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant--a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own--as though he did not understand his words.
Napoleon did not notice that in regard to his army he was playing the part of a doctor who hinders by his medicines--a role he so justly understood and condemned.
The tales passing from mouth to mouth at different ends of the army did not even resemble what Kutuzov had said, but the sense of his words spread everywhere because what he said was not the outcome of cunning calculations, but of a feeling that lay in the commander-in-chief's soul as in that of every Russian.
He did not finish speaking.
There was something in this life I did not and do not understand.
At that moment he did not desire Moscow, or victory, or glory (what need had he for any more glory?).
Even before he gave that order the thing he did not desire, and for which he gave the order only because he thought it was expected of him, was being done.
The Russians did not make that effort because they were not attacking the French.
At the beginning of the battle they stood blocking the way to Moscow and they still did so at the end of the battle as at the beginning.
But the French did not make that effort.
Napoleon did not give his Guards, not because he did not want to, but because it could not be done.
The French did not move.
He gave orders to prepare for a fresh conflict to finish the enemy and did this not to deceive anyone, but because he knew that the enemy was beaten, as everyone who had taken part in the battle knew it.
For people accustomed to think that plans of campaign and battles are made by generals--as any one of us sitting over a map in his study may imagine how he would have arranged things in this or that battle--the questions present themselves: Why did Kutuzov during the retreat not do this or that?
Why did he not take up a position before reaching Fili?
Why did he not retire at once by the Kaluga road, abandoning Moscow? and so on.
The commander in chief listened to what was being said and sometimes asked them to repeat their remarks, but did not himself take part in the conversations or express any opinion.
The question for him now was: Have I really allowed Napoleon to reach Moscow, and when did I do so?
They waited for him from four till six o'clock and did not begin their deliberations all that time but talked in low tones of other matters.
She was nearest to him and saw how his face puckered; he seemed about to cry, but this did not last long.
Bennigsen did not yet consider his game lost.
When he had dismissed the generals Kutuzov sat a long time with his elbows on the table, thinking always of the same terrible question: When, when did the abandonment of Moscow become inevitable?
"I did not expect this," said he to his adjutant Schneider when the latter came in late that night.
I did not expect this!
I did not think this would happen.
Why did they go?
What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
What did you commit by so acting?
She is right, but how is it that we in our irrecoverable youth did not know it?
Yes, he died, and I did not know he was alive.
Pierre did not understand what his benefactor was saying, but he knew (the categories of thoughts were also quite distinct in his dream) that he was talking of goodness and the possibility of being what they were.
But though they were kindly they did not look at Pierre and did not know him.
But what did you hear?
He asked one, 'From whom did you get it?' 'From so-and-so.'
'From whom did you get it?' and so on till he reached Vereshchagin, a half educated tradesman, you know, 'a pet of a trader,' said the adjutant smiling.
'From whom did you get the proclamation?' 'I wrote it myself.'
Well, he took that icon home with him for a few days and what did he do?
"But what did Klyucharev do wrong, Count?" asked Pierre.
"If he is accused of circulating Napoleon's proclamation it is not proved that he did so," said Pierre without looking at Rostopchin, "and Vereshchagin..."
But I did not summon you to discuss my actions, but to give you advice--or an order if you prefer it.
Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin's room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.
Pierre did not understand and was not interested in any of these questions and only answered them in order to get rid of these people.
Petya could not return unless his regiment did so or unless he was transferred to another regiment on active service.
The countess did not sleep at night, or when she did fall asleep dreamed that she saw her sons lying dead.
The passionate tenderness with which his mother received him did not please the sixteen-year-old officer.
Owing to the count's customary carelessness nothing was ready for their departure by the twenty-eighth of August and the carts that were to come from their Ryazan and Moscow estates to remove their household belongings did not arrive till the thirtieth.
With a woman's involuntary loving cunning she, who till then had not shown any alarm, said that she would die of fright if they did not leave that very night.
Sonya, owing to the count's contradictory orders, lost her head and did not know what to do.
Having waited there for Rostopchin who did not turn up, they became convinced that Moscow would be surrendered, and then dispersed all about the town to the public houses and cookshops.
The count spoke timidly, as he always did when talking of money matters.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
She did not answer.
The countess glanced at her daughter, saw her face full of shame for her mother, saw her agitation, and understood why her husband did not turn to look at her now, and she glanced round quite disconcerted.
All the others did the same.
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.
The postilion and all the other servants did the same.
She did not know who was in it, but each time she looked at the procession her eyes sought that caleche.
More than two hours passed and Gerasim took the liberty of making a slight noise at the door to attract his attention, but Pierre did not hear him.
But the roll of the drums did not make the looting soldiers run in the direction of the drum as formerly, but made them, on the contrary, run farther away.
"Aunt, I did it gently," said the boy.
"What did you want to see the count for?" she asked.
Mavra Kuzminichna did not let him finish.
The officer did not decline, but took the note quietly and thanked her.
And what did you think?
Neither in Moscow nor anywhere in Russia did anything resembling an insurrection ever occur when the enemy entered a town.
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
But Rostopchin did not look at him.
He did not finish what he wished to say.
Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
Why did I utter those words?
But I did not do it for my own sake.
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.
As a hungry herd of cattle keeps well together when crossing a barren field, but gets out of hand and at once disperses uncontrollably as soon as it reaches rich pastures, so did the army disperse all over the wealthy city.
Moscow was set on fire by the soldiers' pipes, kitchens, and campfires, and by the carelessness of enemy soldiers occupying houses they did not own.
Moscow when occupied by the enemy did not remain intact like Berlin, Vienna, and other towns, simply because its inhabitants abandoned it and did not welcome the French with bread and salt, nor bring them the keys of the city.
The absorption of the French by Moscow, radiating starwise as it did, only reached the quarter where Pierre was staying by the evening of the second of September.
He did not know how or when this thought had taken such possession of him, but he remembered nothing of the past, understood nothing of the present, and all he saw and heard appeared to him like a dream.
In his fancy he did not clearly picture to himself either the striking of the blow or the death of Napoleon, but with extraordinary vividness and melancholy enjoyment imagined his own destruction and heroic endurance.
But the French entered and still Pierre did not retire--an irresistible curiosity kept him there.
Still smiling, the French officer spread out his hands before Gerasim's nose, intimating that he did not understand him either, and moved, limping, to the door at which Pierre was standing.
He is an unfortunate madman who did not know what he was doing.
I pity those who did not see it.
This difficulty had arisen chiefly because the hussars did not understand what was said to them in French.
The German who knew little French, answered the two first questions by giving the names of his regiment and of his commanding officer, but in reply to the third question which he did not understand said, introducing broken French into his own German, that he was the quartermaster of the regiment and his commander had ordered him to occupy all the houses one after another.
He did not know why, but he felt a foreboding that he would not carry out his intention.
Pierre did not answer, but looked cordially into the Frenchman's eyes whose expression of sympathy was pleasing to him.
The captain made a gesture signifying that even if he did not understand it he begged Pierre to continue.
Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the thought that this man did not, and never would, know any of those who played a part in his story, or whether it was all these things together, something loosened Pierre's tongue.
"Yes, really I did," Natasha replied in a voice that pleaded to be left in peace.
The countess knew this, but what it might be she did not know, and this alarmed and tormented her.
For a long time Natasha listened attentively to the sounds that reached her from inside and outside the room and did not move.
Natasha did not answer.
Natasha did not move, though her little bare foot, thrust out from under the quilt, was growing cold on the bare floor.
She did not know why she had to, she knew the meeting would be painful, but felt the more convinced that it was necessary.
He was dissatisfied because he knew by experience that if his patient did not die now, he would do so a little later with greater suffering.
But how did God enjoin that law?
And of them all, I loved and hated none as I did her.
In that world some structure was still being erected and did not fall, something was still stretching out, and the candle with its red halo was still burning, and the same shirtlike sphinx lay near the door; but besides all this something creaked, there was a whiff of fresh air, and a new white sphinx appeared, standing at the door.
But Prince Andrew did not see that, he saw her shining eyes which were beautiful.
At the gate of one house three Frenchmen, who were explaining something to some Russians who did not understand them, stopped Pierre asking if he did not know French.
In another side street a sentinel standing beside a green caisson shouted at him, but only when the shout was threateningly repeated and he heard the click of the man's musket as he raised it did Pierre understand that he had to pass on the other side of the street.
Though he heard and saw nothing around him he found his way by instinct and did not go wrong in the side streets that led to the Povarskoy.
But Pierre, though he felt that something unusual was happening around him, did not realize that he was approaching the fire.
I did hear something squealing in the garden.
And a minute or two later the Frenchman, a black-eyed fellow with a spot on his cheek, in shirt sleeves, really did jump out of a window on the ground floor, and clapping Pierre on the shoulder ran with him into the garden.
He did not find the civil servant or his wife where he had left them.
The beautiful Armenian still sat motionless and in the same attitude, with her long lashes drooping as if she did not see or feel what the soldier was doing to her.
Pierre looked around him with bloodshot eyes and did not reply.
What did I tell about Kutuzov?
This messenger was Michaud, a Frenchman who did not know Russian, but who was quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame, * as he said of himself.
Did you not notice discouragement?...
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
The more closely a man was engaged in the events then taking place in Russia the less did he realize their significance.
With the naive conviction of young men in a merry mood that other men's wives were created for them, Rostov did not leave the lady's side and treated her husband in a friendly and conspiratorial style, as if, without speaking of it, they knew how capitally Nicholas and the lady would get on together.
The husband, however, did not seem to share that conviction and tried to behave morosely with Rostov.
"Oh no, we are good friends with him," said Nicholas in the simplicity of his heart; it did not enter his head that a pastime so pleasant to himself might not be pleasant to someone else.
Assuming that she did go down to see him, Princess Mary imagined the words he would say to her and what she would say to him, and these words sometimes seemed undeservedly cold and then to mean too much.
She did not talk about her brother, diverting the conversation as soon as her aunt mentioned Andrew.
Nicholas blushed and was confused when people spoke to him about the princess (as she did when he was mentioned) and even when he thought of her, but in her presence he felt quite at ease, and said not at all what he had prepared, but what, quite appropriately, occurred to him at the moment.
"Oh, that would be so dread..." she began and, prevented by agitation from finishing, she bent her head with a movement as graceful as everything she did in his presence and, looking up at him gratefully, went out, following her aunt.
That evening Nicholas did not go out, but stayed at home to settle some accounts with the horse dealers.
In men Rostov could not bear to see the expression of a higher spiritual life (that was why he did not like Prince Andrew) and he referred to it contemptuously as philosophy and dreaminess, but in Princess Mary that very sorrow which revealed the depth of a whole spiritual world foreign to him was an irresistible attraction.
But when she heard of Prince Andrew's presence in their house, despite her sincere pity for him and for Natasha, she was seized by a joyful and superstitious feeling that God did not intend her to be separated from Nicholas.
As soon as Pierre began to say anything that did not fit in with that aim, the channel was removed and the water could flow to waste.
He did not then realize the significance of the burning of Moscow, and looked at the fires with horror.
Pierre gazed at the ruins and did not recognize districts he had known well.
Pierre felt himself to be an insignificant chip fallen among the wheels of a machine whose action he did not understand but which was working well.
Pierre went close up to him, but Davout, evidently consulting a paper that lay before him, did not look up.
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.
He did not venture to repeat what he had said at his first examination, yet to disclose his rank and position was dangerous and embarrassing.
But where they were to take him Pierre did not know: back to the coach house or to the place of execution his companions had pointed out to him as they crossed the Virgin's Field.
"Yes, of course!" replied Davout, but what this "yes" meant, Pierre did not know.
His faculties were quite numbed, he was stupefied, and noticing nothing around him went on moving his legs as the others did till they all stopped and he stopped too.
Pierre did not take his eyes from him and did not miss his slightest movement.
But Pierre did not understand him and remained near the post, and no one drove him away.
He heard what they said, but did not understand the meaning of the words and made no kind of deduction from or application of them.
On growing used to the darkness Pierre saw that the man was taking off his leg bands, and the way he did it aroused Pierre's interest.
"Oh, I'm all right," said he, "but why did they shoot those poor fellows?
And how did they arrest you, dear lad?
What did you say? asked Pierre.
He did not himself know his age and was quite unable to determine it.
But his brilliantly white, strong teeth which showed in two unbroken semicircles when he laughed--as he often did--were all sound and good, there was not a gray hair in his beard or on his head, and his whole body gave an impression of suppleness and especially of firmness and endurance.
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
He did not, and could not, understand the meaning of words apart from their context.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
Princess Mary looked at him with frightened inquiry, not understanding why he did not reply to what she chiefly wanted to know: how was her brother?
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
But she still hoped, and asked, in words she herself did not trust:
When did this happen?
He was silent, and she did not know what to say.
Princess Mary heard him and did not understand how he could say such a thing.
Prince Andrew did not notice that she called his sister Mary, and only after calling her so in his presence did Natasha notice it herself.
Natasha, who felt her glance, did not look at her.
When little Nicholas was brought into Prince Andrew's room he looked at his father with frightened eyes, but did not cry, because no one else was crying.
Prince Andrew kissed him and evidently did not know what to say to him.
What did you say?
She did not speak any more to Natasha of hopes of saving his life.
Not only did Prince Andrew know he would die, but he felt that he was dying and was already half dead.
He did not sleep long and suddenly awoke with a start and in a cold perspiration.
He did not answer and looked at her strangely, not understanding.
And compared to the duration of life it did not seem to him slower than an awakening from sleep compared to the duration of a dream.
Both Princess Mary and Natasha, who did not leave him, felt this.
Neither in his presence nor out of it did they weep, nor did they ever talk to one another about him.
She closed them but did not kiss them, but clung to that which reminded her most nearly of him--his body.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
The beast wounded at Borodino was lying where the fleeing hunter had left him; but whether he was still alive, whether he was strong and merely lying low, the hunter did not know.
Only in the highest spheres did all these schemes, crossings, and interminglings appear to be a true reflection of what had to happen.
If I did not know you I should think you did not want what you are asking for.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
When Grekov returned, Count Orlov-Denisov, excited both by the abandoned attempt and by vainly awaiting the infantry columns that still did not appear, as well as by the proximity of the enemy, resolved to advance.
And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.
He did not advance.
Kutuzov did not reply, but when they reported to him that Murat's troops were in retreat he ordered an advance, though at every hundred paces he halted for three quarters of an hour.
The battle of Tarutino obviously did not attain the aim Toll had in view--to lead the troops into action in the order prescribed by the dispositions; nor that which Count Orlov-Denisov may have had in view-- to take Murat prisoner; nor the result of immediately destroying the whole corps, which Bennigsen and others may have had in view; nor the aim of the officer who wished to go into action to distinguish himself; nor that of the Cossack who wanted more booty than he got, and so on.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
Napoleon, the man of genius, did this!
The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
He employed all his ability and strength to do the best he could for himself and his army, as he had done previously and as he did subsequently in 1813.
He did not lose sight either of the welfare of his army or of the doings of the enemy, or of the welfare of the people of Russia, or of the direction of affairs in Paris, or of diplomatic considerations concerning the terms of the anticipated peace.
In regard to philanthropy, the greatest virtue of crowned heads, Napoleon also did all in his power.
As to the theaters for the entertainment of the people and the troops, these did not meet with success either.
Even philanthropy did not have the desired effect.
But it did not go away.
Napoleon, under pressure from his whole army, did the same thing.
Its lack of a master, a name, or even of a breed or any definite color did not seem to trouble the blue-gray dog in the least.
Pierre saw that Platon did not want to understand what the Frenchman was saying, and he looked on without interfering.
What did it matter to anybody, and especially to him, whether or not they found out that their prisoner's name was Count Bezukhov?
But even as he spoke he began to doubt whether this was the corporal he knew or a stranger, so unlike himself did the corporal seem at that moment.
He did not again go to the sick man, nor turn to look at him, but stood frowning by the door of the hut.
From the words of his comrades who saw better than he did, he found that this was the body of a man, set upright against the palings with its face smeared with soot.
Pierre did not see the people as individuals but saw their movement.
And he said aloud to himself: The soldier did not let me pass.
Kutuzov did not consider any offensive necessary.
(Konovnitsyn did not stir.)
Did you get here quickly?
He did not consider or ask himself whether the news was good or bad.
That did not interest him.
And he did his work, giving his whole strength to the task.
Kutuzov like all old people did not sleep much at night.
Lying on his bed during those sleepless nights he did just what he reproached those younger generals for doing.
If the Cossacks did not capture Napoleon then, what saved him was the very thing that was destroying the French army, the booty on which the Cossacks fell.
So both those who knew and those who did not know deceived themselves, and pushed on to Smolensk as to a promised land.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
After the burning of Smolensk a war began which did not follow any previous traditions of war.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
But it is not presupposable that it is the lieutenant colonel himself, said the esaul, who was fond of using words the Cossacks did not know.
But, just what did the genewal tell you?
But the firing and shouting did not relate to them.
"Oh, yes," said Petya, nodding at the first words Denisov uttered as if he understood it all, though he really did not understand anything of it.
When Denisov had come to Pokrovsk at the beginning of his operations and had as usual summoned the village elder and asked him what he knew about the French, the elder, as though shielding himself, had replied, as all village elders did, that he had neither seen nor heard anything of them.
We killed a score or so of 'more-orderers,' but we did no harm else...
Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare.
Tikhon did not like riding, and always went on foot, never lagging behind the cavalry.
"Well, where did you disappear to?" inquired Denisov.
Where did I disappear to?
Why did you push yourself in there by daylight?
He was highly delighted with what he saw and experienced in the army, but at the same time it always seemed to him that the really heroic exploits were being performed just where he did not happen to be.
There were many things Petya wanted to say to the drummer boy, but did not dare to.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.
But if they did catch me they'd string me up to an aspen tree, and with all your chivalry just the same.
That officer did not take his eyes from Dolokhov and again asked to what regiment he belonged.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
Coming out onto the road Dolokhov did not ride back across the open country, but through the village.
But Petya did not let go of him and Dolokhov saw through the gloom that Petya was bending toward him and wanted to kiss him.
Petya did not know how long this lasted: he enjoyed himself all the time, wondered at his enjoyment and regretted that there was no one to share it.
He did not say another word to Petya but rode in silence all the way.
Denisov did not reply; he rode up to Petya, dismounted, and with trembling hands turned toward himself the bloodstained, mud-bespattered face which had already gone white.
Pierre did not know why, but since Karataev had begun to grow weaker it had cost him an effort to go near him.
When he did so and heard the subdued moaning with which Karataev generally lay down at the halting places, and when he smelled the odor emanating from him which was now stronger than before, Pierre moved farther away and did not think about him.
However, he did not look at them now, but thought of other things.
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.
He did not think of Karataev who grew weaker every day and evidently would soon have to share that fate.
Still less did Pierre think about himself.
'Where did it happen, Daddy?' he said.
What did he say?
What did he say?
He made as if he did not notice that look and moved hastily away.
Pierre did not look round again but went limping up the hill.
How is it I did not know it before?
"And Plat-" he began, but did not finish.
From Moscow to Vyazma the French army of seventy-three thousand men not reckoning the Guards (who did nothing during the whole war but pillage) was reduced to thirty-six thousand, though not more than five thousand had fallen in battle.
Still less did that genius, Napoleon, know it, for no one issued any orders to him.
This campaign consisted in a flight of the French during which they did all they could to destroy themselves.
How was it that the Russian army, which when numerically weaker than the French had given battle at Borodino, did not achieve its purpose when it had surrounded the French on three sides and when its aim was to capture them?
History (or what is called by that name) replying to these questions says that this occurred because Kutuzov and Tormasov and Chichagov, and this man and that man, did not execute such and such maneuvers...
But why did they not execute those maneuvers?
But the French troops quite rightly did not consider that this suited them, since death by hunger and cold awaited them in flight or captivity alike.
They spoke little even to one another, and when they did it was of very unimportant matters.
Still more carefully did they avoid anything relating to him who was dead.
Life did not stand still and it was necessary to live.
I did not say what I meant.
Did he know that?
No, he did not and never will know it.
She heard Dunyasha's words about Peter Ilynich and a misfortune, but did not grasp them.
She did not let go of her mother but struggled tenderly with her, demanded a pillow and hot water, and unfastened and tore open her mother's dress.
Natasha did not remember how that day passed nor that night, nor the next day and night.
She did not sleep and did not leave her mother.
Love awoke and so did life.
Why did you bring me away?
She did not think of applying submission and self-abnegation to her own life, for she was accustomed to seek other joys, but she understood and loved in another those previously incomprehensible virtues.
She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.
Prince Eugene of Wurttemberg fired from a hill over the French crowds that were running past, and demanded reinforcements which did not arrive.
Miloradovich, who said he did not want to know anything about the commissariat affairs of his detachment, and could never be found when he was wanted--that chevalier sans peur et sans reproche * as he styled himself--who was fond of parleys with the French, sent envoys demanding their surrender, wasted time, and did not do what he was ordered to do.
Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite--a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
What did it matter to him--who then alone amid a senseless crowd understood the whole tremendous significance of what was happening--what did it matter to him whether Rostopchin attributed the calamities of Moscow to him or to himself?
Not merely in these cases but continually did that old man--who by experience of life had reached the conviction that thoughts and the words serving as their expression are not what move people--use quite meaningless words that happened to enter his head.
But that man, so heedless of his words, did not once during the whole time of his activity utter one word inconsistent with the single aim toward which he moved throughout the whole war.
Kutuzov seemed preoccupied and did not listen to what the general was saying.
They came up to the fire, hoarsely uttering something in a language our soldiers did not understand.
When the bridges broke down, unarmed soldiers, people from Moscow and women with children who were with the French transport, all--carried on by vis inertiae-- pressed forward into boats and into the ice-covered water and did not, surrender.
The French did not need to be informed of the fact that half the prisoners--with whom the Russians did not know what to do- -perished of cold and hunger despite their captors' desire to save them; they felt that it could not be otherwise.
Some Russians even did that, but they were exceptions.
Kutuzov did not understand what Europe, the balance of power, or Napoleon meant.
As generally happens, Pierre did not feel the full effects of the physical privation and strain he had suffered as prisoner until after they were over.
The difference between his former and present self was that formerly when he did not grasp what lay before him or was said to him, he had puckered his forehead painfully as if vainly seeking to distinguish something at a distance.
At present he still forgot what was said to him and still did not see what was before his eyes, but he now looked with a scarcely perceptible and seemingly ironic smile at what was before him and listened to what was said, though evidently seeing and hearing something quite different.
Pierre did not in any way seek her approval, he merely studied her with interest.
"Well, tell me... now, how did you get food?" he would ask.
Why this was necessary he did not know, but he knew for certain that it was necessary.
If it did it was only as a pleasant memory of the distant past.
But the more he tried to hide it the more clearly--clearer than any words could have done--did he betray to himself, to her, and to Princess Mary that he loved her.
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.
He did not purposely say things to please her, but whatever he was saying he regarded from her standpoint.
So he did soften?...
I did not dare to ask about him.
As he listened he did not think of Prince Andrew, nor of death, nor of what she was telling.
Pierre gazed at the door through which she had disappeared and did not understand why he suddenly felt all alone in the world.
"What I have certainly gained is freedom," he began seriously, but did not continue, noticing that this theme was too egotistic.
"Tell me, you did not know of the countess' death when you decided to remain in Moscow?" asked Princess Mary and immediately blushed, noticing that her question, following his mention of freedom, ascribed to his words a meaning he had perhaps not intended.
"And did you really see and speak to Napoleon, as we have been told?" said Princess Mary.
Not only did I never see him but I heard nothing about him--I was in much lower company!
Princess Mary did not express her opinion of Pierre nor did Natasha speak of him.
It did me so much good to tell all about it today.
"Oh, yes, long ago before this happened I did for some reason mean to go to Petersburg," he reflected.
Tell me what I am to do, dear princess! he added after a pause, and touched her hand as she did not reply.
Yes, yes, how did she say it?
He did not repeat to himself with a sickening feeling of shame the words he had spoken, or say: "Oh, why did I not say that?" and, "Whatever made me say 'Je vous aime'?"
She no longer complained of her position, did not say a word about the past, and no longer feared to make happy plans for the future.
But when she was with Natasha she was not vexed with her and did not reproach her.
Natasha gave herself up so fully and frankly to this new feeling that she did not try to hide the fact that she was no longer sad, but bright and cheerful.
In this case he did well and in that case badly.
Why did it happen in this and not in some other way?
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
The enemy's fleet, which subsequently did not let a single boat pass, allows his entire army to elude it.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.
Nicholas did not reply and tried to avoid speaking of the princess any more.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
Nicholas was a plain farmer: he did not like innovations, especially the English ones then coming into vogue.
Only when he had understood the peasants' tastes and aspirations, had learned to talk their language, to grasp the hidden meaning of their words, and felt akin to them did he begin boldly to manage his serfs, that is, to perform toward them the duties demanded of him.
He was as careful of the sowing and reaping of the peasants' hay and corn as of his own, and few landowners had their crops sown and harvested so early and so well, or got so good a return, as did Nicholas.
When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
He did not allow himself either to be hard on or punish a man, or to make things easy for or reward anyone, merely because he felt inclined to do so.
She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.
And all Nicholas did was fruitful--probably just because he refused to allow himself to think that he was doing good to others for virtue's sake.
If he had told me he was drunk and did not see...
"Nicholas, when did you break your cameo?" she asked to change the subject, looking at his finger on which he wore a ring with a cameo of Laocoon's head.
But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.
He did not concern himself with the interests of his own class, and consequently some thought him proud and others thought him stupid.
It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.
Thanks to Denisov the conversation at table soon became general and lively, and she did not talk to her husband.
She did not notice him.
Why did you bring him here?
I only came in to look and did not notice... forgive me...
"I did not notice him following me," she said timidly.
He did not ask if she was ready to listen to him.
He did not care.
At the rare moments when the old fire did kindle in her handsome, fully developed body she was even more attractive than in former days.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
Natasha did not care for society in general, but prized the more the society of her relatives--Countess Mary, and her brother, her mother, and Sonya.
To such an extent had Natasha let herself go that the way she dressed and did her hair, her ill-chosen words, and her jealousy--she was jealous of Sonya, of the governess, and of every woman, pretty or plain- -were habitual subjects of jest to those about her.
"He's come!" she exclaimed as she ran past, and Denisov felt that he too was delighted that Pierre, whom he did not much care for, had returned.
But how he did frighten me...
He did not want to be an hussar or a Knight of St. George like his uncle Nicholas; he wanted to be learned, wise, and kind like Pierre.
He did not miss a single word he uttered, and would afterwards, with Dessalles or by himself, recall and reconsider the meaning of everything Pierre had said.
But the father whom the boy did not remember appeared to him a divinity who could not be pictured, and of whom he never thought without a swelling heart and tears of sadness and rapture.
She ate, drank, slept, or kept awake, but did not live.
The countess had long wished for such a box, but as she did not want to cry just then she glanced indifferently at the portrait and gave her attention chiefly to the box for cards.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
Countess Mary sat down doing woolwork; Natasha did not take her eyes off her husband.
Did the Tugendbund which saved Europe" (they did not then venture to suggest that Russia had saved Europe) "do any harm?
Did the Tugendbund which saved Europe" (they did not then venture to suggest that Russia had saved Europe) "do any harm?
"Uncle, forgive me, I did that... unintentionally," he said, pointing to the broken sealing wax and pens.
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
They were for the most part quite insignificant trifles, but did not seem so to the mother or to the father either, now that he read this diary about his children for the first time.
But she had to force herself to attend, for what he was saying did not interest her at all.
She looked at him and did not think, but felt, about something different.
She did not compare them with him, but compared her feeling for them with her feeling for him, and felt with regret that there was something lacking in her feeling for young Nicholas.
This simultaneous discussion of many topics did not prevent a clear understanding but on the contrary was the surest sign that they fully understood one another.
How did this happen?
Yes, of course- he did not finish because their eyes meeting said the rest.
If only you did not go away!
"Did you see her?" she added, after a pause.
No. What did you say?
Why did it happen?
This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV--why should it react just on Louis XVI?
Napoleon could not have commanded an invasion of Russia and never did so.
That I did not lift my arm a moment later does not prove that I could have abstained from lifting it then.
Like Alex, he saw the logic in surrogacy, as did Bill.
What did you really think when you found out Alex was a Mexican?
Did you tell him how it makes you feel?
Do you talk to your parents this way?
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
"Well, you did tell him you would come down," she said.
"Did you what?" he asked, running fingers through his hair to straighten it.
Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.
Sometimes he even did it when there was a room full of people between them.
What did you want me to say?
"I did not think of his wound," Felipa admitted.
He did not act as if it was bothering him.
The men did not know of the wound.
But I have said they did not know you had a wound.
I did not earn it.
Did he love Mrs. Barnett?
When did it happen?
I hope not the way they did the last time.
But the horse did not buck him off.
Did you have something in mind?
They did the cheering and the jeering - and lots of laughing.
Why did you do all this?
Why did he hide the fact that his first love would be here tonight?
Boy, did that sound familiar.
So what did Tessa want?
She turned around so he could unzip it - which he did without hesitation.
The way he acted tonight was a little too much like he did when he came home from the hospital.
I did not know Alex would drink it.
You did not tell him?
Why did you do it?
These babies might not be in her womb, but they did belong to Alex.
Did Alex think about that aspect?
"I did not know," Felipa said in a voice that sounded stricken.
The cool damp cloth did wonders to get her own face back to normal and she finally regained control.
A part of her might never forgive him for what he did... and that was a dark part of her personality that she didn't want him to see.
Did you chew her out in front of everyone?
The way he did it reminded her of Alex.
The horse did not stir.
"Look out!" cried Dorothy, who noticed that the beautiful man did not look where he was going; "be careful, or you'll fall off!"
But he did not wish the little girl to think him a coward, so he advanced slowly to the edge of the roof.
They did not smile nor did they frown, or show either fear or surprise or curiosity or friendliness.
"Why did you wickedly and viciously send the Rain of Stones to crack and break our houses?" he continued.
We only know that yesterday came a Rain of Stones upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
It was one of the things Gwig usually did to prove he was a sorcerer.
He began making queer signs and passes toward the Wizard; but the little man did not watch him long.
Did the glass houses in your city grow, too?
There were no stairs in their houses, because they did not need them, but on a level surface they generally walked just as we do.
"Where did you grow?" asked the Wizard.
"Pull!" cried Dorothy, and as they did so the royal lady leaned toward them and the stems snapped and separated from her feet.
"I did not know that you were ripe," answered the Prince, in a low voice.
They did not bother to cross the bridges over the brooks, but when they came to a stream they stepped high and walked in the air to the other side.
"So did I," purred the kitten.
"How did they happen to be so little?" asked Dorothy.
"Oh, Eureka!" cried Dorothy, "did you eat the bones?"
He did it very cleverly, indeed, and the Princess looked at the strange piglets as if she were as truly astonished as any vegetable person could be.
The Mangaboos were much impressed because they had never before seen any light that did not come directly from their suns.
Eureka helped him by flying into the faces of the enemy and scratching and biting furiously, and the kitten ruined so many vegetable complexions that the Mangaboos feared her as much as they did the horse.
The cavern did not come to an end, as they had expected it would, but slanted upward through the great glass mountain, running in a direction that promised to lead them to the side opposite the Mangaboo country.
But I didn't see them go; did you?
It did her good to see how the braided man's eyes sparkled when he received this treasure.
The birds did not sing, nor did the cows moo; yet there was more than ordinary activity everywhere.
Why did your mother tie your tails?
Dorothy did not reply to that.
"Did you not wear green whiskers at one time?" he asked.
"How long did you rule the Emerald City, after I left here?" was the next question.
But the royal attendants did not heed the animal's ill temper.
Jim did not know, but he would not tell the Sawhorse that.
"How did you happen to be shod with gold?" he asked.
"Princess Ozma did that," was the reply; "and it saves my legs from wearing out.
I was then for a time the Head of the finest Flying Machine that was ever known to exist, and we did many wonderful things.
Following the chariot came the Scarecrow mounted on the Sawhorse, and the people cheered him almost as loudly as they did their lovely Ruler.
The first thing the little humbug did was to produce a tiny white piglet from underneath his hat and pretend to pull it apart, making two.
Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country.
The kitten did not reply.
"Tell me, Eureka," said the Princess, gently: "did you eat my pretty piglet?"
Where did you find my missing pet, Nick Chopper?
"So it did!" exclaimed Ozma.
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
Mr. Finney had a turnip, And it grew, and it grew; It grew behind the barn, And the turnip did no harm.
How much did you pay for it?
The whistle did not please him any more.
But there was no shepherd in Scotland that could have done better than Sirrah did that night.
The caliph laughed outright, and so did every one that heard him.
The shepherd did as he was bidden.
There he cared for them with love and kindness; but no word did he speak in their hearing.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
But the king's soldiers did not find the gunpowder.
And they did not feel themselves safe until they were once more in Boston.
They did not go far into the woods.
It did not even growl.
He knew that she did not wish him to go.
His father and mother were Quakers, and they did not think it was right to spend money for such things.
The baby smiled but did not wake up.
So busy was he with the drawing that he did not think of anything else.
He did not even hear his mother's footsteps as she came into the room.
He did not hear her soft breathing as she stood over him and watched him finish the wonderful drawing.
"Benjamin, how did thee learn to draw such a picture?" she asked.
I just did it.
The father did not answer.
But Daniel's father did not say anything about college.
Boys, what did I tell you?
A thousand years ago boys and girls did not learn to read.
And Alfred did grow up to become the wisest and noblest king that England ever had.
King Astyages did not know whether to be pleased or displeased.
"Indeed, grandfather, I did not forget it," answered Cyrus.
They did nothing that was beneath the dignity of princes.
"Why did you tell us where to find it?" he asked.
The second man then spoke up and said, It is true that I sold him the ground, but I did not reserve anything he might find in it.
Did you ever hear of King Charles the Twelfth, of Sweden?
Then something happened which Selkirk did not like.
He did a great many things.
"Why did he offer to carry my turkey?" he asked.
After a great deal of tinkering and trying, they did succeed in making two paddle wheels.
When Robert Fulton became a man, he did not forget his experiment with the old fishing boat.
The officers did as they were bidden.
Most of the old men answered that they did not know of any such person.
"Well, then," said the caliph, "why did you not return it to us at once?"
The merchant did as he was told.
At first he did not see anything that disturbed him; for word had gone before him to remove from sight everything that might be displeasing or painful.
At one end of the room there was a big fireplace, where the mother did the cooking.
They did so, and as the flames lighted up the room, they saw their father enter with a child in his arms.
Where did you find him?
"Did he say anything, father?" asked Charlot.
"The oracle did not intend that I should have it," he said.
Maybe a bad piece of information did lead to the deaths of millions.
The emissaries, who themselves did not know the correct answer, were to bring the replies of the oracles back to the king.
Pushing this to its logical extreme: What if everything you did was digitally remembered?
Did your eyes dilate?
These features weren't on the site when it was first launched because the necessary data did not yet exist.
You will find that you probably really did want a pogo stick.
A day later, the system will ask, "Hey, what did you think of Tommaso's?"
Where did they go to college?
Every time you buy a book from Amazon, its employees use your data—information about what you did on their site in the privacy of your own home—to try to sell other people more products.
How did this happen?
But in other cases, variolation worked: The person who survived it did not subsequently get smallpox.
When Jenner did variolations on milkmaids who had had cowpox, they never came down with smallpox.
Imagine they also included their genetic mapping as well as every single thing they did in their daily lives.
If you were a scientist in Salk's time, you did calculations by hand and wrote observations in notebooks.
I did not ask the American Medical Association their opinion of this arrangement.
The pay per click (PPC) business is a way to advertise online to people who did a specific search in a search engine like Google or who are viewing content on a certain topic.
That was indeed the hope for atomic energy in that era, and it did not pan out.
What did he mean by this?
If you did not internalize the externalities, you would buy the generic brand and save a dollar.
But what if a machine did everything people really don't want to do?
What if machines did all the things they could in theory do?
The United Kingdom famously did this after World War II by raising marginal tax rates on earned income to more than 99 percent and, for some other kinds of income, to more than 100 percent.
In no case did these methods and efforts secure a long-term solution to poverty.
Is there anything wrong with you collecting this dividend check for which you did no work at all?
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
Cars replaced horses; did the stable boys remain out of work?
These happy days did not last long.
During the whole trip I did not have one fit of temper, there were so many things to keep my mind and fingers busy.
But Miss Sullivan did not arrive until the following March.
The little blind children at the Perkins Institution had sent it and Laura Bridgman had dressed it; but I did not know this until afterward.
And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
It was evident that he did not like the vicomte and was aiming his remarks at him, though without looking at him.
She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.
The instructions to Alpatych took over two hours and still the prince did not let him go.
Tikhon, what did we talk about at dinner?
Did I ever tell you that you're the most handsome man I've ever seen?
Did she have a window seat?
Dorothy grabbed fast hold of the buggy top and the boy did the same.
The people did not like this.
People did not travel very much.
I spend less time waiting for Excel to do a recalculation of my formulas today than I did on my 386 in the 1990s, even though my spreadsheets are thousands of times more complex.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
"Now tell us, father," whispered Charlot, "where did you find him?"
She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.
The lad was so much interested in his work that he did not see the stranger.
You know I did all a father could for their education, and they have both turned out fools.
Did the cat get your tongue at the table?