Now go home and get some rest.
Now he knew what a chicken she was.
"Now let us go back to the city," suggested the Wizard.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
Now look what you started.
Now I have a mind to give this book to one of you
"My little sister will understand me now," was a thought stronger than all obstacles.
"Now I begin to understand," said the Princess, smiling.
No one now seemed to pay any attention to the strangers, so Dorothy and Zeb and the Wizard let the train pass on and then wandered by themselves into the vegetable gardens.
The "once upon a time" was now; the "far-away country" was here.
Now I'll read it.
"Not now," she whispered.
Alex defies father now, but he will not win.
Indeed, I am not sure now that I read all the signs correctly.
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
I heard they had the airport cleared for flights now that it's stopped snowing.
Right now she wished she hadn't started this romancing thing.
The arrival of these texts—as well as Byzantium's own architecture, science, and art—triggered a sensory and intellectual explosion, which became the cultural movement we now call the Renaissance.
Now he was exerting his authority in another way.
Now that's splitting hairs.
Now what brought on that comment?
But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
There is a war now against Napoleon.
The belt buckle that deflected the knife from his heart was now irritating the scar.
"Not now," she whispered.
I'm sorry, sweetheart, but at least for now, I think it's better that you're not involved.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
Dorothy and Zeb now got out of the buggy and walked beside the Prince, so that they might see and examine the flowers and plants better.
Then he said, Listen now to my second word of wisdom.
He had now been a wanderer for twenty days.
The struggle for admission to college was ended, and I could now enter Radcliffe whenever I pleased.
Pierre, who from the moment Prince Andrew entered the room had watched him with glad, affectionate eyes, now came up and took his arm.
Are you opposed to a break now and then?
"I am now," he responded sleepily.
I thought maybe by now you would have adjusted.
I'll accept it now that it is certain.
Not now implied later, but that didn't feel comfortable either.
Now eat with this.
Normally it was a raised area, dark pink, but now it looked red and angry.
Right now she didn't care where they were.
Now it seemed more like a vacation.
Now his father was putting a damper on it with his all consuming, self-serving plots.
"Now I will fix your hair," Felipa said.
Of course, she knew Alex well enough now to know he didn't like people to hand out information about him.
"Wait... not now... stop," he mimicked in falsetto.
Now it truly mattered how much money he had.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
I am in the middle of it right now - only I don't know what I'm in the middle of.
Now even their relationship was beginning to suffer.
She wasn't looking forward to being in the room with Alex right now - especially so with the children there to listen.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
"There, you don't need that now," Alex said gently.
What felt comfortable only moments ago now seemed bold and foolish.
They were home now - everything was going to be better.
The car was six years old now, but it was in good shape and still had low mileage.
Now it was suddenly all his, and she was spending it for him.
And yet, Katie and Alex were close siblings now in spite of their age difference.
They have her in pull-ups now and she's not happy about that.
Right now she also wished Alex was here.
Right now she also wished Alex was here.
I know, but now Alex is sick.
He had a lot on his plate right now... the twins, his father and who knew what else?
"Well now," she said softly.
From now on she'd have a lot more respect for the art of romancing.
"We're coming to something now," announced the horse.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
Now was the Wizard's turn, so he smiled upon the assemblage and asked:
Now, good people, observe me carefully.
"Now," said the Wizard of Oz, "having created something from nothing, I will make something nothing again."
"Isn't she ripe now?" asked Dorothy.
The people of Mangaboo now formed themselves into a procession and marched toward the glass city to escort their new ruler to her palace and to perform those ceremonies proper to the occasion.
"Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.
The mouth of the hole was nearly filled up now, but the kitten gave a leap through the remaining opening and at once scampered up into the air.
The travellers now resumed their walk toward the cottage, which they presently reached.
"How funny!" exclaimed Dorothy, who with Zeb and the Wizard now stood in the doorway.
But now, good wanderers, your luncheon is on the table, so please sit down and eat as much as you like.
The strangers took their seats at the table willingly enough, for they were all hungry and the platters were now heaped with good things to eat.
Just now, my dear, there is not a single warrior in your company.
They now bade farewell to the kind but unseen people of the cottage, and after the man had called their attention to a high, pyramid-shaped mountain on the opposite side of the Valley, and told them how to travel in order to reach it, they again started upon their journey.
The Wizard now put the nine tiny ones back into his pocket and the journey was resumed.
"Wish I had an axe," said Zeb, who by now had unhitched the horse.
We have time, just now, and I'd rather face the invis'ble bears than those wooden imps.
"What shall we do now?" asked Dorothy, anxiously.
Now, Eureka, you'll have to show me the way to those wings.
He had fastened one end of the strap to a wheel of the buggy, and now he let the line dangle over the side of the house.
We hope to grow to be dragons some day, but just now we're only dragonettes.
They now moved on again, creeping slowly up another steep incline.
But I'm afraid you cannot rule the Emerald City, as you used to, because we now have a beautiful Princess whom everyone loves dearly.
Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.'
But I escaped from her and am now the Ruler of my people.
So, as you are now too old to wander abroad and work in a circus, I offer you a home here as long as you live.
"Oz can do some good tricks, humbug or no humbug," announced Zeb, who was now feeling more at ease.
"Well, well!" said the horse, now thoroughly provoked.
"But you're old, now, Jim," suggested Zeb.
Ozma was now greatly incensed by the kitten's conduct.
So the Captain-General took Eureka from the arms of the now weeping Dorothy and in spite of the kitten's snarls and scratches carried it away to prison.
"What shall we do now?" asked the Scarecrow, with a sigh, for such a crime had cast a gloom over all the company.
And now, at a signal from Ozma, the Woggle-Bug arose and addressed the jury.
"The criminal who now sits before the court licking her paws," resumed the Woggle-Bug, "has long desired to unlawfully eat the fat piglet, which was no bigger than a mouse.
And now, the trial being over, the good citizens of the Emerald City scattered to their homes, well content with the day's amusement.
Just ahead of them were the gates of Hugson's Ranch, and Uncle Hugson now came out and stood with uplifted arms and wide open mouth, staring in amazement.
The king's enemies are even now advancing, and all are ready for the fight.
"Now which of you will hang this bell on the Cat's neck?" said the old gray Mouse.
He is now being hunted with hounds, but I hope soon to see him king over all Scotland.
It looks easy enough, now that Bob has shown how it is done.
He is now remembered and honored as the inventor of the steamboat.
"Now tell us, father," whispered Charlot, "where did you find him?"
Now, you charcoal man, where is that child?
But I hope you are now ready to come home with us.
Then he turned to the cardinal and said, Now, I am ready.
Now the oracle at Delphi was supposed to be very wise.
Now kids are making animated movies on handheld tablets.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
Now, let's see how this might come about.
Now, think about everything being recorded.
Now my expectations have changed so much that I'm annoyed everything isn't already connected to the Internet.
Up until now, we have thought of the Internet as a place to store information, and we have depended upon search engines to help us find it.
I will return to this topic in the disease chapter, but for now I needed to provide an argument to tackle the "ignorance" challenge.
Now you need shoes—but which ones?
Now, don't get me wrong.
So now that the task of remembering past purchases and using that information to suggest future purchases is completely transitioned to machines, it operates on a whole different scale.
(It would have many more, but for now let's just say it includes a million things about you.)
How many people similar to you went to that college and are now on antidepressants?
Now, back to the well-defined center.
Now we are certainly on the fuzzy edges, a place where words, often fuzzy in their meanings, begin to fail us.
Now we are asking questions beyond my pay grade.
It often left them partially paralyzed, in wheelchairs or iron lungs (a term that's now all but forgotten and will likely send younger readers to Wikipedia).
Now the disease is eradicated.
So they repackaged the drug under the name Zyban, and it is now prescribed to smokers wanting to shake the habit.
Now, you don't know if the radishes make the people get better or if something that makes people crave radishes also beats back skin cancer.
Not long from now, computers will systematically look through trillions upon trillions of pieces of data for these associations.
But every now and then there would be a little difference.
However, new and improved cows are now able to make milk with more of these enzymes.
Now let's look at how the Internet will help end disease in a more traditional, suit-and-tie kind of way.
Your widget is now more technologically advanced.
But for now, I want to leave you with a preposterous thought: In the future, a new Mercedes Benz will cost just $50.
Now, if you acquire an ox, a new source of energy, you can plow more.
The labor to build it is now robotic and powered by free energy.
And like our example with energy, technology and human innovation could make other things that are now scarce—or that we think of now as scarce—not so at all.
He used to pay $10; now he pays one dollar.
You might argue that since there is now a surplus of labor in Chad's neighborhood, the price of labor is lowered and Chad will only find work paying $9.75 an hour.
Now, a business example.
Now, to explain why I think Chad will be getting a better job anyway.
Now, think about machines.
They still have the hand-operated machine from the 1940s that was used to make the first Legos, but it is of course now a museum piece.
But more than that, nanotechnology will create new opportunities that we cannot now see.
Now, things have shot forward.
Now we can have something completely different: Division of labor between machines and people.
Now, less than twenty years later, a drive one thousand times larger is $70.
Now, consider the New Super Pan.
Are you finding it hard to fathom by now how almost everything can get cheaper and better?
Now the Zimbabwean dollar has undergone four re-denominations (the process of shaving zeros off the currency to make a more manageable new currency.
Now let's look at the role of government, both philosophically and historically, which also changes over time.
Now, suppose I am right and incomes effectively rise dramatically.
Tomorrow, you get a thirtyfold raise and are now making a million dollars a year.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
Now, consider the child that lives off the interest payments of all the money her parents saved.
Now, consider the Alaska Permanent Fund, a fund established in 1976 where a portion of the revenue from the sale of oil from Alaska's public lands is deposited.
Now, is this welfare?
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
Simply because only so many jobs can, in theory, be replaced by machines does not imply anything about the ability of the people now doing them.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
Now they could find what really satisfies them and do that.
Now all of a sudden your children are raised in what seems to everyone to be the lap of luxury.
Now everyone wants to be your friend.
Now, to address the challenge of getting there.
This kind of hunger is common and generally is what has triggered food riots, now and in the past.
Now the number is in the single digits.
Now, what do you suppose happens when agriculture prices shoot way up?
Operating at basically 5 percent efficiency, they are less than half as efficient as solar panels now on the market.
When I use a term like factory farm, I am envisioning not what these things are now but what they will be.
Now we are at the third order: splicing genes within a species.
Weigh that against the certainty that nearly a billion people are hungry right now and I don't know why we would decline to acquire this knowledge.
I know it sounds all futuristic and expensive now, but what if this technology falls to just a few dollars per acre?
Now, I'm faced with explaining why the past was full of war but somehow the future will not be.
Courts of law are now the norm in the world, with laws being democratically established and widely published.
The point is that it is now illegal in every state, with Louisiana being the last to outlaw it in 2008.
The ability of humanity to destroy is now exponentially higher.
The demise of war, now that is inevitable.
Now the brightest start businesses.
Now the "war stories" are about how Mark Zuckerberg was nineteen when he started Facebook, Bill Gates was nineteen when he started Microsoft, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin were in their early twenties when they started Google.
Now they drop out of college and run off to start corporations.
Success is now defined by creating, not destroying.
MAD is now back, but in economic form.
Now neither is true.
Now, there is talk of war.
But now we have introduced uncertainty.
In the modern age, money is once again represented by bits, but a different kind altogether: Money went from gold to paper and is now digital.
Now we have an interlocked banking system that moves money around the world at light speed.
Now, however, more and more wealth is tied up in intangibles such as intellectual property, patents, brands, media, and contracts.
The weak can now do substantial harm to the strong.
The bully will now be more inclined to leave the kid alone.
Now, let's move on to the political factors that will cause war to cease.
Now, in most places you can smoke in your car, in your home, and in remote places away from civilized people.
Now, to drunk driving.
When there was a coup in Burma, now Myanmar, in 1988, they closed the universities.
Now video is everywhere—on my phone, in my cab in New York, and in the elevator as I zoom to the fourteenth floor.
We don't simply have more video screens; we now have an infinitude of broadcasters.
Now, on a regular basis, videos appear which bring to life something that would otherwise be merely an ill-formed image in our minds.
Now, instead of just intellectually engaging with the news, we feel the government brutality, we experience the war, we are electrified by the demonstrations, and we are horrified at the suffering.
I had now the key to all language, and I was eager to learn to use it.
Even now she calls my attention every day to mispronounced words.
At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books.
Even now I cannot find it in my heart to condemn them utterly.
The bright, gentle, fanciful plays--the ones I like best now--appear not to have impressed me at first, perhaps because they reflected the habitual sunshine and gaiety of a child's life.
We went out to see the hero that had withstood so many tempests, and it wrung my heart to see him prostrate who had mightily striven and was now mightily fallen.
I am tired now and I do want to go down stairs.
Now I am very tired and I will rest.
Now I am too tired to write more.
It is getting warm here now, so father is going to take us to the Quarry on the 20th of August.
Now, my darling little Mildred, good bye.
Now I must say, good-bye.
Now I must close.
Now I must say, good-bye.
Now I must tell my gentle poet good-bye, for I have a letter to write home before I go to bed.
Now I am as happy as the little birds, because I can speak and perhaps I shall sing too.
I should like very much to see you to-day Is the sun very hot in Boston now? this afternoon if it is cool enough I shall take Mildred for a ride on my donkey.
But now I want to tell you how glad I am that you are so happy and enjoying your home so very much.
Think of it now, and let it make every blessing brighter because your dear Father sends it to you.
It does great credit, not only to you, but to your instructors, who have so broken down the walls that seemed to shut you in that now your outlook seems more bright and cheerful than that of many seeing and hearing children.
Now, sweet mother, your little girl must say good-bye.
And now I want to tell you what the dog lovers in America are going to do.
He is poor and helpless and lonely now, but before another April education will have brought light and gladness into Tommy's life.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
Now I must say good-bye.
Now, dear friend, Please accept these few words because of the love that is linked with them.
I have a very pretty little cart now, and if it ever stops raining teacher and I are going to drive every evening.
Now I am going to tell you a secret.
I used to say I did not like arithmetic very well, but now I have changed my mind.
They have now about 100 books and about $55 in money, and a kind gentleman has given us land on which to erect a library building.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
I have read "Le Medecin Malgre Lui," a very good French comedy by Moliere, with pleasure; and they say I speak French pretty well now, and German also.
But, however this may be, I cannot now write the letter which has lain in my thought for you so long.
All the time I was preparing for the great ordeal, I could not suppress an inward fear and trembling lest I should fail, and now it is an unspeakable relief to know that I have passed the examinations with credit.
I rode on a rough road, and fell off three or four times, and am now awfully lame!
How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
Now her eyes are troubling her a great deal, and we all think she ought to be relieved, for a while, of every care and responsibility.
Now there is one more fact, which I wish to state very plainly, in regard to what Mr. Gilman wrote to you.
Now we have a swell winter outfit--coats, hats, gowns, flannels and all.
But, in spite of all their wild efforts, neither side was scored, and we all laughed and said, "Oh, well now the pot can't call the kettle black!"...
I am now the proud owner of about fifteen new books, which we ordered from Louisville.
He is a great, strong boy now, and he will soon need a man to take care of him; he is really too big for a lady to manage.
Now, however, I see the folly of attempting to hitch one's wagon to a star with harness that does not belong to it.
This little boy could speak two or three languages before he lost his hearing through sickness, and he is now only about five years old.
Whatever doubts Miss Keller herself may have had are now at rest.
She sat running her finger over the braille manuscript, stopping now and then to refer to the braille notes on which she had indicated her corrections, all the time reading aloud to verify the manuscript.
To what extent she now identifies objects by their odour is hard to determine.
If she had any conception, there is no way of discovering it now; for she cannot remember, and obviously there was no record at the time.
Now that she has grown up, nobody thinks of being less frank with her than with any other intelligent young woman.
It is now sixty-five years since Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe knew that he had made his way through Laura Bridgman's fingers to her intelligence.
She amused herself with the beads until dinner-time, bringing the strings to me now and then for my approval.
She kept going to the door, as if she expected some one, and every now and then she would touch her cheek, which is her sign for her mother, and shake her head sadly.
Helen knows several words now, but has no idea how to use them, or that everything has a name.
She lets me kiss her now, and when she is in a particularly gentle mood, she will sit in my lap for a minute or two; but she does not return my caresses.
It now remains my pleasant task to direct and mould the beautiful intelligence that is beginning to stir in the child-soul.
She can make a great many combinations now, and often invents new ones herself.
Helen knows the meaning of more than a hundred words now, and learns new ones daily without the slightest suspicion that she is performing a most difficult feat.
I can now tell her to bring me a large book or a small plate, to go upstairs slowly, to run fast and to walk quickly.
She is going through the house now, applying the new words to all kinds of objects.
Indeed, I feel as if I had never seen anything until now, Helen finds so much to ask about along the way.
I can now tell her to go upstairs or down, out of doors or into the house, lock or unlock a door, take or bring objects, sit, stand, walk, run, lie, creep, roll, or climb.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
She is the dearest, cutest little thing now, and so loving!
She has counted everything in the house, and is now busy counting the words in her primer.
She has now reached the question stage of her development.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
Now he wants a picture "of darling Helen and her illustrious teacher, to grace the pages of the forthcoming annual report."
She now tells stories in which the imagination plays an important part.
I now thought it time to teach her to read printed words.
As she had now learned to express her ideas on paper, I next taught her the braille system.
She had a trunk and clothes for Nancy, and her comment was, "Now Nancy will go to party."
Just now she finds it great fun.
Now, I will go to bed.
In my account of Helen last year, I mentioned several instances where she seemed to have called into use an inexplicable mental faculty; but it now seems to me, after carefully considering the matter, that this power may be explained by her perfect familiarity with the muscular variations of those with whom she comes into contact, caused by their emotions.
Now melts the snow.
I must stay and conquer them now, and she did.
I must go now to see my garden.
I have now (March, 1892) read to Helen "The Frost Fairies," "The Rose Fairies," and a portion of "The Dew Fairies," but she is unable to throw any light on the matter.
Now he found out that his father's words were true, for a few days of warm weather had turned the green balls into rosebuds, and they were SO beautiful that it was enough to make Birdie stand still before them, his blue eyes dancing with delight and his little hands clasped tightly together.
The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.
The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.
Now Helen, in her letter of February, 1890 (quoted above), alludes to this story of Miss Canby's as a dream "WHICH I HAD A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS A VERY LITTLE CHILD."
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
Now I understand that the darkness everywhere may hold possibilities better even than my hopes.
I rode a fiery hunter--I can feel the impatient toss of his head now and the quiver that ran through him at the first roar of the cannon.
The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live.
I refer to the degraded poor, not now to the degraded rich.
I hardly need refer now to the laborers in our Southern States who produce the staple exports of this country, and are themselves a staple production of the South.
We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven.
With a little more wit we might use these materials so as to become richer than the richest now are, and make our civilization a blessing.
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
Now, to speak the truth, I had but ten cents in the world, and it surpassed my arithmetic to tell, if I was that man who had ten cents, or who had a farm, or ten dollars, or all together.
But all these times and places and occasions are now and here.
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.
I kept Homer's Iliad on my table through the summer, though I looked at his page only now and then.
The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.
The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day.
To do things "railroad fashion" is now the byword; and it is worth the while to be warned so often and so sincerely by any power to get off its track.
This carload of torn sails is more legible and interesting now than if they should be wrought into paper and printed books.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
A carload of drovers, too, in the midst, on a level with their droves now, their vocation gone, but still clinging to their useless sticks as their badge of office.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
Though it is now dark, the wind still blows and roars in the wood, the waves still dash, and some creatures lull the rest with their notes.
The wildest animals do not repose, but seek their prey now; the fox, and skunk, and rabbit, now roam the fields and woods without fear.
And now to-night my flute has waked the echoes over that very water.
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
But now I had made my home by the shore.
Even then it had commenced to rise and fall, and had clarified its waters and colored them of the hue they now wear, and obtained a patent of Heaven to be the only Walden Pond in the world and distiller of celestial dews.
Ay, every leaf and twig and stone and cobweb sparkles now at mid-afternoon as when covered with dew in a spring morning.
The shower was now over, and a rainbow above the eastern woods promised a fair evening; so I took my departure.
I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.
How now, Hermit, is it too soon?
I watched a couple that were fast locked in each other's embraces, in a little sunny valley amid the chips, now at noonday prepared to fight till the sun went down, or life went out.
Or perchance he was some Achilles, who had nourished his wrath apart, and had now come to avenge or rescue his Patroclus.
But now the kind October wind rises, rustling the leaves and rippling the surface of the water, so that no loon can be heard or seen, though his foes sweep the pond with spy-glasses, and make the woods resound with their discharges.
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.
It was now November.
I now first began to inhabit my house, I may say, when I began to use it for warmth as well as shelter.
My employment out of doors now was to collect the dead wood in the forest, bringing it in my hands or on my shoulders, or sometimes trailing a dead pine tree under each arm to my shed.
It is now many years that men have resorted to the forest for fuel and the materials of the arts: the New Englander and the New Hollander, the Parisian and the Celt, the farmer and Robin Hood, Goody Blake and Harry Gill; in most parts of the world the prince and the peasant, the scholar and the savage, equally require still a few sticks from the forest to warm them and cook their food.
Though mainly but a humble route to neighboring villages, or for the woodman's team, it once amused the traveller more than now by its variety, and lingered longer in his memory.
Where now firm open fields stretch from the village to the woods, it then ran through a maple swamp on a foundation of logs, the remnants of which, doubtless, still underlie the present dusty highway, from the Stratton, now the Alms-House Farm, to Brister's Hill.
It is now filled with the smooth sumach (Rhus glabra), and one of the earliest species of goldenrod (Solidago stricta) grows there luxuriantly.
Once more, on the left, where are seen the well and lilac bushes by the wall, in the now open field, lived Nutting and Le Grosse.
Sometimes the well dent is visible, where once a spring oozed; now dry and tearless grass; or it was covered deep--not to be discovered till some late day--with a flat stone under the sod, when the last of the race departed.
The vivacious lilac still grows, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring.
But though comparatively disregarded now, when his day comes, laws unsuspected by most will take effect, and masters of families and rulers will come to him for advice.
Late in the afternoon, as he was resting in the thick woods south of Walden, he heard the voice of the hounds far over toward Fair Haven still pursuing the fox; and on they came, their hounding cry which made all the woods ring sounding nearer and nearer, now from Well Meadow, now from the Baker Farm.
Still on they came, and now the near woods resounded through all their aisles with their demoniac cry.
Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation.
Its eyry now some cliffy cloud.
Now then, what are you thinking of? she went on, turning to Prince Hippolyte.
All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
When he returned to Moscow his father dismissed the abbe and said to the young man, Now go to Petersburg, look round, and choose your profession.
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
I am now going to the war, the greatest war there ever was, and I know nothing and am fit for nothing.
Pierre hid his face, from which a faint smile forgot to fade though his features now expressed horror and fear.
I'll take your bet tomorrow, but now we are all going to ----'s.
He is in such bad health, and now this vexation about his son is enough to kill him!
"He is very much altered now," said Anna Mikhaylovna.
The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
"Now then, go away and take your monstrosity with you," said the mother, pushing away her daughter with pretended sternness, and turning to the visitor she added: "She is my youngest girl."
Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter.
And yet really the anxiety is greater now than the joy.
Just fancy!" said the countess with a gentle smile, looking at Boris and went on, evidently concerned with a thought that always occupied her: "Now you see if I were to be severe with her and to forbid it... goodness knows what they might be up to on the sly" (she meant that they would be kissing), "but as it is, I know every word she utters.
"What will happen now?" thought she.
"Now, Vera, what does it matter to you?" said Natasha in defense, speaking very gently.
And my affairs are in such a bad way that my position is now a terrible one, continued Anna Mikhaylovna, sadly, dropping her voice.
My only hope now is in Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov.
It's now two o'clock and you dine at four.
He had now been for some days in Moscow and was staying as usual at his father's house.
Well, now we know where we are.
Just now they are talking about you and your father.
Just consider my own position now, Peter Nikolaevich...
Sonya wore a company smile but was evidently tormented by jealousy; now she turned pale, now blushed and strained every nerve to overhear what Nicholas and Julie were saying to one another.
"What you said just now was splendid!" said his partner Julie.
They now, stretching themselves after sitting so long, and replacing their purses and pocketbooks, entered the ballroom.
Prince Vasili said no more and his cheeks began to twitch nervously, now on one side, now on the other, giving his face an unpleasant expression which was never to be seen on it in a drawing room.
Now I see it all!
Yes; if I have a sin, a great sin, it is hatred of that vile woman! almost shrieked the princess, now quite changed.
"Yes," replied a footman in a bold loud voice, as if anything were now permissible; "the door to the left, ma'am."
With the air of a practical Petersburg lady she now, keeping Pierre close beside her, entered the room even more boldly than that afternoon.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
But now this head was swaying helplessly with the uneven movements of the bearers, and the cold listless gaze fixed itself upon nothing.
There was now no one in the reception room except Prince Vasili and the eldest princess, who were sitting under the portrait of Catherine the Great and talking eagerly.
Now this same room was dimly lighted by two candles.
Now, madam, these triangles are equal; please note that the angle ABC...
"Well now, isn't she a fool!" shouted the prince, pushing the book aside and turning sharply away; but rising immediately, he paced up and down, lightly touched his daughter's hair and sat down again.
Her eyes, always sad, now looked with particular hopelessness at her reflection in the glass.
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
He says the count was the last representative but one of the great century, and that it is his own turn now, but that he will do all he can to let his turn come as late as possible.
Napoleon has also formed his plan by now, not worse than this one.
Come now, where has this great commander of yours shown his skill? he concluded.
The little princess during the whole discussion and the rest of the dinner sat silent, glancing with a frightened look now at her father-in- law and now at Princess Mary.
Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.
You know I always was a savage, and now am even more so.
"He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
She is so sweet, so good- natured, and her position now is a very hard one.
Now here is a Lombard bond and a letter; it is a premium for the man who writes a history of Suvorov's wars.
Well, now, good-by!
And this "Well!" sounded coldly ironic, as if he were saying,: "Now go through your performance."
(The regimental commander's face now that the inspection was happily over beamed with irrepressible delight.)
But now that Kutuzov had spoken to the gentleman ranker, he addressed him with the cordiality of an old friend.
He now looked like a man who has time to think of the impression he makes on others, but is occupied with agreeable and interesting work.
I know by now, if he wins he comes back early to brag about it, but if he stays out till morning it means he's lost and will come back in a rage.
"Now then, you devil's puppet, look alive and hunt for it!" shouted Denisov, suddenly, turning purple and rushing at the man with a threatening gesture.
Now then, let me have it.
Now what was the colonel to do?
And now, when one wants to smooth the thing over, some conceit prevents your apologizing, and you wish to make the whole affair public.
Now then, Wostov, now then!
Now then, let's see how far it will carry, Captain.
I have seen as much before now, mate!
Now, then, you there! get out of the way!
There was no one now between the squadron and the enemy except a few scattered skirmishers.
It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
He now came to his former chief with an order from the commander of the rear guard.
But now, even if they do get peppered, the squadron may be recommended for honors and he may get a ribbon.
"There now!" said the officer of the suite, "that's grapeshot."
Austrian troops that had escaped capture at Ulm and had joined Kutuzov at Braunau now separated from the Russian army, and Kutuzov was left with only his own weak and exhausted forces.
As a mark of the commander-in-chief's special favor he was sent with the news of this victory to the Austrian court, now no longer at Vienna (which was threatened by the French) but at Brunn.
Now his forehead would pucker into deep folds and his eyebrows were lifted, then his eyebrows would descend and deep wrinkles would crease his cheeks.
"Well, now tell me about your exploits," said he.
"It is now my turn to ask you 'why?' mon cher," said Bolkonski.
It's too late now when Vienna is occupied by the French army!
And he released Bolkonski's arm to indicate that he had now quite finished.
"Well now, gentlemen," said Bilibin, "Bolkonski is my guest in this house and in Brunn itself.
Why, the French have crossed the bridge that Auersperg was defending, and the bridge was not blown up: so Murat is now rushing along the road to Brunn and will be here in a day or two.
And off they go and take the bridge, cross it, and now with their whole army are on this side of the Danube, marching on us, you, and your lines of communication.
But now I am off at once.
I know you think it your duty to gallop back to the army now that it is in danger.
You won't be able to find either your baggage or anything else now, Prince.
This morning I turned them all out and now look, it's full again.
"Now what does this mean, gentlemen?" said the staff officer, in the reproachful tone of a man who has repeated the same thing more than once.
Now you, Captain, and he turned to a thin, dirty little artillery officer who without his boots (he had given them to the canteen keeper to dry), in only his stockings, rose when they entered, smiling not altogether comfortably.
"Now then, go on, go on!" incited the officer, bending forward and trying not to lose a word of the speech which was incomprehensible to him.
Now, Sidorov, you have a try!
His eyes ran rapidly over the wide space, but he only saw that the hitherto motionless masses of the French now swayed and that there really was a battery to their left.
Bagration rode up to the ranks along which shots crackled now here and now there, drowning the sound of voices and the shouts of command.
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
However inconvenient the position, it was now necessary to attack in order to cut a way through for themselves.
"Let anyone come my way now," thought Rostov driving his spurs into Rook and letting him go at a full gallop so that he outstripped the others.
"Where, on which side, was now the line that had so sharply divided the two armies?" he asked himself and could not answer.
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.
Rapidly leaping the furrows, he fled across the field with the impetuosity he used to show at catchplay, now and then turning his good-natured, pale, young face to look back.
It was Timokhin's company, which alone had maintained its order in the wood and, having lain in ambush in a ditch, now attacked the French unexpectedly.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
Now look out for the ball... we'll throw it back.
The sound of musketry at the foot of the hill, now diminishing, now increasing, seemed like someone's breathing.
"Now then, Matvevna, dear old lady, don't let me down!" he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin!
He was alone now, except for a soldier who was sitting naked at the other side of the fire, warming his thin yellow body.
The diplomatic career now lies open before you.
Now everything Pierre said was charmant.
She never was abashed and is not abashed now, so she cannot be a bad woman!
Prince Vasili was not having any supper: he went round the table in a merry mood, sitting down now by one, now by another, of the guests.
The old princess sighed sadly as she offered some wine to the old lady next to her and glanced angrily at her daughter, and her sigh seemed to say: "Yes, there's nothing left for you and me but to sip sweet wine, my dear, now that the time has come for these young ones to be thus boldly, provocatively happy."
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
Now I know that not because of her alone, nor of myself alone, but because of everyone, it must inevitably come about.
Now he felt that it was inevitable, but he could not make up his mind to take the final step.
"It is too late now, it's done; besides I love her," thought Pierre.
And now, from the hints contained in his letter and given by the little princess, he saw which way the wind was blowing, and his low opinion changed into a feeling of contemptuous ill will.
She was now plain rather than pretty.
Even if I like him I can't now be myself with him.
Now please, do it for my sake.
"Well, now we'll arrange something quite simple and becoming," she said.
"Now you, young prince, what's your name?" said Prince Bolkonski, turning to Anatole, "come here, let us talk and get acquainted."
"Now the fun begins," thought Anatole, sitting down with a smile beside the old prince.
Now tell me, my dear boy, are you serving in the Horse Guards? asked the old man, scrutinizing Anatole closely and intently.
And now he, a real Russian prince, had appeared.
How happy I am now, and how happy I may be with such a friend and such a husband!
Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.
"Now then, now then, I'm only joking!" he said.
"Now then, now then, I'm only joking!" he said.
Now I'm very glad, very glad indeed, that my brother has distinguished himself so.
No, but she said that it was all over and that he's now an officer.
Now that he was already an officer and a wounded hero, would it be right to remind him of herself and, as it might seem, of the obligations to her he had taken on himself?
"It's because she was in love with that fat one in spectacles" (that was how Petya described his namesake, the new Count Bezukhov) "and now she's in love with that singer" (he meant Natasha's Italian singing master), "that's why she's ashamed!"
Vera, Natasha, Sonya, and Petya now entered the room, and the reading of the letter began.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
As twenty years before, it seemed impossible that the little creature who lived somewhere under her heart would ever cry, suck her breast, and begin to speak, so now she could not believe that that little creature could be this strong, brave man, this model son and officer that, judging by this letter, he now was.
Rostov was particularly in need of money now that the troops, after their active service, were stationed near Olmutz and the camp swarmed with well-provisioned sutlers and Austrian Jews offering all sorts of tempting wares.
"Shouldn't we now send for Berg?" asked Boris.
"Yes, stories!" repeated Rostov loudly, looking with eyes suddenly grown furious, now at Boris, now at Bolkonski.
"Of course not!" he now thought.
When the review was over, the newly arrived officers, and also Kutuzov's, collected in groups and began to talk about the awards, about the Austrians and their uniforms, about their lines, about Bonaparte, and how badly the latter would fare now, especially if the Essen corps arrived and Prussia took our side.
Prince Andrew was in and Boris was shown into a large hall probably formerly used for dancing, but in which five beds now stood, and furniture of various kinds: a table, chairs, and a clavichord.
But this is what we'll do: I have a good friend, an adjutant general and an excellent fellow, Prince Dolgorukov; and though you may not know it, the fact is that now Kutuzov with his staff and all of us count for nothing.
Everything is now centered round the Emperor.
And the talkative Dolgorukov, turning now to Boris, now to Prince Andrew, told how Bonaparte wishing to test Markov, our ambassador, purposely dropped a handkerchief in front of him and stood looking at Markov, probably expecting Markov to pick it up for him, and how Markov immediately dropped his own beside it and picked it up without touching Bonaparte's.
The Cossacks sold the horse for two gold pieces, and Rostov, being the richest of the officers now that he had received his money, bought it.
"If we fought before," he said, "not letting the French pass, as at Schon Grabern, what shall we not do now when he is at the front?
But they heard him at the council of war and will hear him when he talks sense, but to temporize and wait for something now when Bonaparte fears nothing so much as a general battle is impossible.
"Despite my great respect for old Kutuzov," he continued, "we should be a nice set of fellows if we were to wait about and so give him a chance to escape, or to trick us, now that we certainly have him in our hands!
"Whatever are you bothering about, gentlemen?" said Bilibin, who, till then, had listened with an amused smile to their conversation and now was evidently ready with a joke.
But the Austrian general, continuing to read, frowned angrily and jerked his elbows, as if to say: "You can tell me your views later, but now be so good as to look at the map and listen."
"Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow--or rather for today, for it is past midnight--cannot now be altered," said he.
It won't be long now before I am off duty.
L'Empereur! he now heard distinctly.
They were there this evening, but now I don't know, your excellency.
"There now, the Kurskies have also gone past," was being said in the ranks.
They were in a hurry enough to start us, and now here we stand in the middle of a field without rhyme or reason.
And now here we stand hungry.
You should have gone on long ago, now you won't get there till evening.
He looked now at the Pratzen Heights, now at the sun floating up out of the mist.
His own strategic plan, which obviously could not now be carried out, was forgotten.
In the morning all that was left of the night mist on the heights was a hoar frost now turning to dew, but in the valleys it still lay like a milk-white sea.
On the right the Guards were entering the misty region with a sound of hoofs and wheels and now and then a gleam of bayonets; to the left beyond the village similar masses of cavalry came up and disappeared in the sea of mist.
He now saw clearly the figure of a red-haired gunner with his shako knocked awry, pulling one end of a mop while a French soldier tugged at the other.
Above him there was now nothing but the sky--the lofty sky, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.
It's all up now! he was told in Russian, German, and Czech by the crowd of fugitives who understood what was happening as little as he did.
I ought to know the Emperor by now, after the times I've seen him in Petersburg.
Rostov rode on at a footpace not knowing why or to whom he was now going.
What was he now to say to the Tsar or to Kutuzov, even if they were alive and unwounded?
"What would she feel," thought he, "if she saw me here now on this field with the cannon aimed at me?"
Not one of the innumerable speeches addressed to the Emperor that he had composed in his imagination could he now recall.
Dolokhov--now an officer--wounded in the arm, and on foot, with the regimental commander on horseback and some ten men of his company, represented all that was left of that whole regiment.
"Where is it, that lofty sky that I did not know till now, but saw today?" was his first thought.
He knew it was Napoleon--his hero--but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
The soldiers who had carried Prince Andrew had noticed and taken the little gold icon Princess Mary had hung round her brother's neck, but seeing the favor the Emperor showed the prisoners, they now hastened to return the holy image.
Mind now, don't forget to put out my new coat, added Rostov, fingering his new mustache.
"Now then, get on," he shouted to the driver.
Sonya now was sixteen and she was very pretty, especially at this moment of happy, rapturous excitement.
But now steps were heard at the door, steps so rapid that they could hardly be his mother's.
Rostov felt that, under the influence of the warm rays of love, that childlike smile which had not once appeared on his face since he left home now for the first time after eighteen months again brightened his soul and his face.
"No, but listen," she said, "now you are quite a man, aren't you?
Isn't it? asked Natasha, so seriously and excitedly that it was evident that what she was now saying she had talked of before, with tears.
Why should he not love her now, and even marry her, Rostov thought, but just now there were so many other pleasures and interests before him!
"Now?" repeated Natasha, and a happy smile lit up her face.
"How strange it is," said Vera, selecting a moment when all were silent, "that Sonya and Nicholas now say you to one another and meet like strangers."
There will be time enough to think about love when I want to, but now I have no time.
Now, if you would only help a bit!
"Really, Papa, I believe Prince Bagration worried himself less before the battle of Schon Grabern than you do now," said his son with a smile.
"That's it, that's it!" exclaimed the count, and gaily seizing his son by both hands, he cried, "Now I've got you, so take the sleigh and pair at once, and go to Bezukhov's, and tell him 'Count Ilya has sent you to ask for strawberries and fresh pineapples.'
Pierre has arrived, and now we shall get anything we want from his hothouses.
Thank God, Boris is now on the staff.
Pierre took him up, invited him to his house in Petersburg, and now... she has come here and that daredevil after her!" said Anna Mikhaylovna, wishing to show her sympathy for Pierre, but by involuntary intonations and a half smile betraying her sympathy for the "daredevil," as she called Dolokhov.
A minority of those present were casual guests--chiefly young men, among whom were Denisov, Rostov, and Dolokhov--who was now again an officer in the Semenov regiment.
E'en fortunate Napoleon Knows by experience, now, Bagration, And dare not Herculean Russians trouble...
Pierre absolutely disbelieved both the princess' hints and the letter, but he feared now to look at Dolokhov, who was sitting opposite him.
Dolokhov, Denisov, and Rostov were now sitting opposite Pierre and seemed very gay.
Rostov was talking merrily to his two friends, one of whom was a dashing hussar and the other a notorious duelist and rake, and every now and then he glanced ironically at Pierre, whose preoccupied, absent-minded, and massive figure was a very noticeable one at the dinner.
"Well, now to the health of handsome women!" said Dolokhov, and with a serious expression, but with a smile lurking at the corners of his mouth, he turned with his glass to Pierre.
Now I have spoken that terrible word to myself all has become clear.
And now there's Dolokhov sitting in the snow with a forced smile and perhaps dying, while meeting my remorse with some forced bravado!
Come now, what was this duel about?
Was he now there?
Princess Mary sat alone in her room listening to the sounds in the house, now and then opening her door when someone passed and watching what was going on in the passage.
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.
No one now loves virtue; it seems like a reproach to everyone.
Now tell me, Count, was it right, was it honorable, of Bezukhov?
And Fedya, with his noble spirit, loved him and even now never says a word against him.
And now--this duel!
There now, I like your Denisov though he is a rake and all that, still I like him; so you see I do understand.
"Now you don't know that at all!" said Nicholas.
"Now then, Vaska," said Nicholas.
First he spun her round, holding her now with his left, now with his right hand, then falling on one knee he twirled her round him, and again jumping up, dashed so impetuously forward that it seemed as if he would rush through the whole suite of rooms without drawing breath, and then he suddenly stopped and performed some new and unexpected steps.
Dolokhov now asked as if guessing Rostov's thought.
Now only twelve hundred rubles was left of that money, so that this seven of hearts meant for him not only the loss of sixteen hundred rubles, but the necessity of going back on his word.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."
"Come now, deal!" exclaimed Rostov.
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
Now a bullet through my brain-- that's all that's left me!
Come now, just this one more little card!
He knew what a shock he would inflict on his father and mother by the news of this loss, he knew what a relief it would be to escape it all, and felt that Dolokhov knew that he could save him from all this shame and sorrow, but wanted now to play with him as a cat does with a mouse.
"Now, Sonya!" she said, going to the very middle of the room, where she considered the resonance was best.
Now then, Natasha, now then, dearest!
Now then, Natasha, now then, dearest!
It was as if she wanted to show him that his losses were an achievement that made her love him all the more, but Nicholas now considered himself unworthy of her.
But now, in the solitude of the journey, they seized him with special force.
Where are you going to now, my dear sir?
"Now I must disclose to you the chief aim of our Order," he said, "and if this aim coincides with yours, you may enter our Brotherhood with profit.
It must be so, but I am still so weak that I love my life, the meaning of which is only now gradually opening before me.
(He now felt so glad to be free from his own lawlessness and to submit his will to those who knew the indubitable truth.)
"And now, in token of candor, I ask you to reveal to me your chief passion," said the latter.
During these wanderings, Pierre noticed that he was spoken of now as the "Seeker," now as the "Sufferer," and now as the "Postulant," to the accompaniment of various knockings with mallets and swords.
The candles were then extinguished and some spirit lighted, as Pierre knew by the smell, and he was told that he would now see the lesser light.
"Now thou hast seen the lesser light," uttered a voice.
Now and then his attention wandered from the book and the Square and he formed in imagination a new plan of life.
Come now, what about your Roi de Prusse?
I can't make out what the commander at Korchevo--a certain Khandrikov--is up to; till now the additional men and provisions have not arrived.
"No, pardon me, I won't go now till the child is better," thought he, going to the door and looking into the nursery.
But at the critical moment the courier who carried the news of our victory at Pultusk to Petersburg returns bringing our appointment as commander-in-chief, and our first foe, Buxhowden, is vanquished; we can now turn our thoughts to the second, Bonaparte.
It was not what he had read that vexed him, but the fact that the life out there in which he had now no part could perturb him.
"Yes, this is the one thing left me now," he said with a sigh.
The preoccupation and despondency which Pierre had noticed in his friend's look was now still more clearly expressed in the smile with which he listened to Pierre, especially when he spoke with joyful animation of the past or the future.
But of course you know her already, he said, evidently trying to entertain a visitor with whom he now found nothing in common.
And would you now like to look round my place?
And now there's this recruiting.
Well, as I was saying," he continued, recovering his composure, "now there's this recruiting.
He is so accustomed to unlimited power that he is terrible, and now he has this authority of a commander-in-chief of the recruiting, granted by the Emperor.
Prince Andrew, glancing at Pierre, broke the silence now and then with remarks which showed that he was in a good temper.
On earth, here on this earth" (Pierre pointed to the fields), "there is no truth, all is false and evil; but in the universe, in the whole universe there is a kingdom of truth, and we who are now the children of earth are--eternally--children of the whole universe.
She evidently felt frightened and ashamed to have accepted charity in a house where such things could be said, and was at the same time sorry to have now to forgo the charity of this house.
"Now, why need you do it?" said Princess Mary.
Pelageya stopped doubtfully, but in Pierre's face there was such a look of sincere penitence, and Prince Andrew glanced so meekly now at her and now at Pierre, that she was gradually reassured.
He received ten thousand rubles a year, but now resolved to take only two thousand and leave the rest to repay the debt to his parents.
Rostov lay down again on his bed and thought complacently: "Let him fuss and bustle now, my job's done and I'm lying down--capitally!"
"Where are they off to now?" thought Rostov.
"Now, what are you pestewing me for?" cried Denisov, suddenly losing his temper.
Perhaps at another time Denisov would not have left the regiment for so slight a wound, but now he took advantage of it to excuse himself from appearing at the staff and went into hospital.
They say great rewards will now be distributed, and surely a pardon would be granted....
Boris, with one leg crossed over the other and stroking his left hand with the slender fingers of his right, listened to Rostov as a general listens to the report of a subordinate, now looking aside and now gazing straight into Rostov's eyes with the same veiled look.
Now he remembered Denisov with his changed expression, his submission, and the whole hospital, with arms and legs torn off and its dirt and disease.
It was now hot spring weather.
Come now for the last time.
Now go to sleep, and there's an end of it.
Everything was in blossom, the nightingales trilled, and their voices reverberated now near, now far away.
He could not now understand how he could ever even have doubted the necessity of taking an active share in life, just as a month before he had not understood how the idea of leaving the quiet country could ever enter his head.
It now seemed clear to him that all his experience of life must be senselessly wasted unless he applied it to some kind of work and again played an active part in life.
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.
Now reason suggested quite the opposite.
She did not now say those former terrible words to him, but looked simply, merrily, and inquisitively at him.
Now all these men were replaced by Speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.
Just the same as now--I ask you, Count--who will be heads of the departments when everybody has to pass examinations?
Though he usually spoke easily and well, he felt a difficulty in expressing himself now while talking with Speranski.
The novelty of Truth endowed her with special strength, but now we need much more powerful methods.
"No, now that she has become a bluestocking she has finally renounced her former infatuations," he told himself.
Now I recalled every detail of that meeting and in my mind gave him the most malevolent and bitter replies.
Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostovs' position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose.
But on the contrary, my papa and mamma are now provided for--I have arranged that rent for them in the Baltic Provinces--and I can live in Petersburg on my pay, and with her fortune and my good management we can get along nicely.
Now the other sister, though they are the same family, is quite different-- an unpleasant character and has not the same intelligence.
Because, consider, Count--if I allowed myself to marry now without having definite means to maintain my wife, I should be acting badly....
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
"Now then, now then!" said she.
"Now then, now then!" said she.
Now, just one on your throat and another... that'll do!
He may already have found a suitable and wealthy match, and now he's half crazy.
Bezukhov, now, is blue, dark-blue and red, and he is square.
The whole family, whom he had formerly judged severely, now seemed to him to consist of excellent, simple, and kindly people.
Now this world disconcerted him no longer and was no longer alien to him, but he himself having entered it found in it a new enjoyment.
Pierre was right when he said one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and now I do believe in it.
Pierre changed places several times during the game, sitting now with his back to Natasha and now facing her, but during the whole of the six rubbers he watched her and his friend.
Now you know, Count," she said to Pierre, "even our dear cousin Boris, who, between ourselves, was very far gone in the land of tenderness..."
Now the general had begun such a discussion and so Berg drew Pierre to it.
But all the same that night Natasha, now agitated and now frightened, lay a long time in her mother's bed gazing straight before her.
And I am afraid of him; I have now become quite calm, quite calm.
But however much they left her in peace she could not now be at peace, and immediately felt this.
"Is it possible that this stranger has now become everything to me?" she asked herself, and immediately answered, "Yes, everything!
He alone is now dearer to me than everything in the world.
Natasha repeated suddenly, only now realizing that the marriage was to be postponed for a year.
Prince Andrew blushed, as he often did now--Natasha particularly liked it in him--and said that his son would not live with them.
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?"
Then, at the moment of our loss, these thoughts could not occur to me; I should then have dismissed them with horror, but now they are very clear and certain.
He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was.
My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever.
The right thing now was, if not to retire from the service, at any rate to go home on leave.
The countess, who heard at once from the maids what had happened at the lodge, was calmed by the thought that now their affairs would certainly improve, but on the other hand felt anxious as to the effect this excitement might have on her son.
The old count had always kept up an enormous hunting establishment.
Nicholas, with a stern and serious air which showed that now was no time for attending to trifles, went past Natasha and Petya who were trying to tell him something.
The horses stepped over the field as over a thick carpet, now and then splashing into puddles as they crossed a road.
Beside him was Simon Chekmar, his personal attendant, an old horseman now somewhat stiff in the saddle.
The whippers-in no longer set on the hounds, but changed to the cry of ulyulyu, and above the others rose Daniel's voice, now a deep bass, now piercingly shrill.
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.
"Karay, ulyulyu!..." he shouted, looking round for the old borzoi who was now his only hope.
It was evident to the dogs, the hunters, and to the wolf herself that all was now over.
Now they drew close to the fox which began to dodge between the field in sharper and sharper curves, trailing its brush, when suddenly a strange white borzoi dashed in followed by a black one, and everything was in confusion; the borzois formed a star-shaped figure, scarcely swaying their bodies and with tails turned away from the center of the group.
Nicholas agreed, and the hunt, now doubled, moved on.
"Yes, she's fast enough," replied Nicholas, and thought: "If only a full-grown hare would cross the field now I'd show you what sort of borzoi she is," and turning to his groom, he said he would give a ruble to anyone who found a hare.
That's it, come on! said he, panting and looking wrathfully around as if he were abusing someone, as if they were all his enemies and had insulted him, and only now had he at last succeeded in justifying himself.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
Now do you understand 'Uncle'? her expression said to Rostov.
Now, hunting is another matter--that's it, come on!
"Now then, niece!" he exclaimed, waving to Natasha the hand that had just struck a chord.
Now a fine young fellow must be found as husband for you.
Where is he now? she thought, and her face suddenly became serious.
"What were you thinking about just now, Nicholas?" inquired Natasha.
Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes, told her son that now both her daughters were settled, her only wish was to see him married.
She told him that her only hope of getting their affairs disentangled now lay in his marrying Julie Karagina.
Him... I want him... now, this minute!
They were now discussing dreams.
"Yes, but it is hard for us to imagine eternity," remarked Dimmler, who had joined the young folk with a mildly condescending smile but now spoke as quietly and seriously as they.
It is now today, and it will be tomorrow, and always; and there was yesterday, and the day before...
Now it's your turn.
"Now, look out, master!" he cried.
"Now to tell one's fortune in the empty bathhouse is frightening!" said an old maid who lived with the Melyukovs, during supper.
"Now, why frighten them?" said Pelageya Danilovna.
Well, say you went to the barn now, and listened.
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.
Now I am so glad!
You sit down now, Sonya.
"Now, Miss Sonya is sure to see something," whispered Dunyasha; "while you do nothing but laugh."
Natasha, who had borne the first period of separation from her betrothed lightly and even cheerfully, now grew more agitated and impatient every day.
Only the skeleton of life remained: his house, a brilliant wife who now enjoyed the favors of a very important personage, acquaintance with all Petersburg, and his court service with its dull formalities.
I have a solution ready, but have no time now--I'll think it all out later on!
On Thursdays Princess Mary remembered with a mournful smile that she now had no one to write to, since Julie--whose presence gave her no pleasure was here and they met every week.
Count Rostopchin alone kept the conversation going, now relating the latest town news, and now the latest political gossip.
Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
Pierre now understood the count's dissatisfaction with the wording of the Note.
There now, you turned Metivier out by the scruff of his neck because he is a Frenchman and a scoundrel, but our ladies crawl after him on their knees.
"Yes," returned Pierre with a smile, "and this young man now manages matters so that where there is a wealthy heiress there he is too.
"And how does he now regard the matter?" asked Pierre, referring to the old prince.
She was by now decidedly plain, but thought herself not merely as good-looking as before but even far more attractive.
Now what are you dawdling for? she cried to the maids.
Now take off your things, quick! she shouted to the count who was going to kiss her hand.
"Now listen," she said to the count.
You know not a day passes now without some new fashion....
One thing has come on top of another: her rags to buy, and now a purchaser has turned up for the Moscow estate and for the house.
Well, now we'll talk.
"I think, Princess, it is not convenient to speak of that now," she said with external dignity and coldness, though she felt the tears choking her.
Natasha at that moment felt so softened and tender that it was not enough for her to love and know she was beloved, she wanted now, at once, to embrace the man she loved, to speak and hear from him words of love such as filled her heart.
Now all the Moscow ladies are mad about him!
He was now in an adjutant's uniform with one epaulet and a shoulder knot.
"I want to become a Moscovite too, now," said Helene.
But now I like it very much indeed, he said, looking at her significantly.
Natasha went back to her father in the other box, now quite submissive to the world she found herself in.
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.
His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander-in-chief--a post his father had procured for him--and would at last try to make a good match there.
She suffered more now than during her first days in Moscow.
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.
And again, under Helene's influence, what had seemed terrible now seemed simple and natural.
"Well, friends, I have now thought the whole matter over and this is my advice," she began.
If your betrothed comes here now--there will be no avoiding a quarrel; but alone with the old man he will talk things over and then come on to you.
All that has happened, and now all is changed, she thought as she sat with the letter she had begun before her.
Only so could I be completely happy; but now I have to choose, and I can't be happy without either of them.
I had heard that it happens like this, and you must have heard it too, but it's only now that I feel such love.
Now don't think badly of me or of him.
"Natasha," said she, "you asked me not to speak to you, and I haven't spoken, but now you yourself have begun.
With the same expression of agitated surprise and guilt she went about the house, taking up now one occupation, now another, and at once abandoning them.
"Well, anyway," thought Sonya as she stood in the dark passage, "now or never I must prove that I remember the family's goodness to me and that I love Nicholas.
Now listen to me.
On entering the room now he crossed himself, turning toward the front corner of the room, and went up to Dolokhov, holding out a small, black hand.
Now, do me a service....
And now, when shall we meet again?
We have had a good time--now farewell, lads!
"Now, quick march, lads!" said Anatole, rising.
Pierre--only now realizing the danger to the old count, Nicholas, and Prince Andrew-- promised to do as she wished.
And now she's ill, and God knows what!
He drove through the town seeking Anatole Kuragin, at the thought of whom now the blood rushed to his heart and he felt a difficulty in breathing.
Come now, this is stupid.
The old prince's voice and another now and then interrupted him.
Pierre now recognized in his friend a need with which he was only too familiar, to get excited and to have arguments about extraneous matters in order to stifle thoughts that were too oppressive and too intimate.
"And where is your brother-in-law now, if I may ask?" he said.
Prince Andrew talked incessantly, arguing now with his father, now with the Swiss tutor Dessalles, and showing an unnatural animation, the cause of which Pierre so well understood.
Now mind, don't tell her everything! said she to Pierre.
Till then he had reproached her in his heart and tried to despise her, but he now felt so sorry for her that there was no room in his soul for reproach.
He is here now: tell him... to for... forgive me!
We won't speak of it, my dear--I'll tell him everything; but one thing I beg of you, consider me your friend and if you want help, advice, or simply to open your heart to someone--not now, but when your mind is clearer think of me!
"Where to now, your excellency?" asked the coachman.
It seemed to Pierre that this comet fully responded to what was passing in his own softened and uplifted soul, now blossoming into a new life.
Now we'll go into action.
Boris was now a rich man who had risen to high honors and no longer sought patronage but stood on an equal footing with the highest of those of his own age.
The Emperor was not dancing, he stood in the doorway, stopping now one pair and now another with gracious words which he alone knew how to utter.
The sun had by now risen and shone gaily on the bright verdure.
It was, in fact, Murat, now called "King of Naples."
Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
"So now you want me to retire beyond the Niemen--only the Niemen?" repeated Napoleon, looking straight at Balashev.
Instead of the demand of four months earlier to withdraw from Pomerania, only a withdrawal beyond the Niemen was now demanded.
The whole purport of his remarks now was evidently to exalt himself and insult Alexander--just what he had least desired at the commencement of the interview.
He knew that none of the words now uttered by Napoleon had any significance, and that Napoleon himself would be ashamed of them when he came to his senses.
He was now concerned only with the nearest practical matters unrelated to his past interests, and he seized on these the more eagerly the more those past interests were closed to him.
And giving her no further reply, he began thinking of the glad vindictive moment when he would meet Kuragin who he knew was now in the army.
If Barclay is now to be superseded by Bennigsen all will be lost, for Bennigsen showed his incapacity already in 1807.
At first sight, Pfuel, in his ill-made uniform of a Russian general, which fitted him badly like a fancy costume, seemed familiar to Prince Andrew, though he saw him now for the first time.
Pfuel only snorted contemptuously and turned away, to show that he would never demean himself by replying to such nonsense as he was now hearing.
Wolzogen took his place and continued to explain his views in French, every now and then turning to Pfuel and saying, "Is it not so, your excellency?"
But now, at the commencement of the campaign, I should feel dishonored, not only in my comrades' eyes but in my own, if I preferred my own happiness to my love and duty to the Fatherland.
But now the campaign was beginning, and he had to remain with his regiment.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
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.
Formerly, when going into action, Rostov had felt afraid; now he had not the least feeling of fear.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sky beneath the clouds, the wind fell, as if it dared not spoil the beauty of the summer morning after the storm; drops still continued to fall, but vertically now, and all was still.
Trap-ta-ta-tap! cracked the shots, now together, now several quickly one after another.
He felt instinctively that if the hussars struck at the French dragoons now, the latter could not withstand them, but if a charge was to be made it must be done now, at that very moment, or it would be too late.
The dragoons were now close at hand.
With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
I'm pretty, I'm young, and I know that now I am good.
"Wherefore?" which had come to him amid every occupation, was now replaced, not by another question or by a reply to the former question, but by her image.
Petya was now a handsome rosy lad of fifteen with full red lips and resembled Natasha.
Natasha sat erect, gazing with a searching look now at her father and now at Pierre.
We ourselves will not delay to appear among our people in that Capital and in other parts of our realm for consultation, and for the direction of all our levies, both those now barring the enemy's path and those freshly formed to defeat him wherever he may appear.
At this moment, Petya, to whom nobody was paying any attention, came up to his father with a very flushed face and said in his breaking voice that was now deep and now shrill:
Besides, all the same I can't study now when...
A tradesman's wife was showing a rent in her shawl and telling how much the shawl had cost; another was saying that all silk goods had now got dear.
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
He now felt ashamed of his speech with its constitutional tendency and sought an opportunity of effacing it.
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
Are you satisfied now? said he.
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.
Some thirty years ago Ferapontov, by Alpatych's advice, had bought a wood from the prince, had begun to trade, and now had a house, an inn, and a corn dealer's shop in that province.
Involuntarily listening now to the firing, which had drawn nearer and was increasing in strength, Alpatych hurried to his inn.
It was by now late in the afternoon.
The cook's moans had now subsided.
The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
"Well then," continued Prince Andrew to Alpatych, "report to them as I have told you"; and not replying a word to Berg who was now mute beside him, he touched his horse and rode down the side street.
In Helene's circle the war in general was regarded as a series of formal demonstrations which would very soon end in peace, and the view prevailed expressed by Bilibin--who now in Petersburg was quite at home in Helene's house, which every clever man was obliged to visit--that not by gunpowder but by those who invented it would matters be settled.
Now, is it suitable that Count Kutuzov, the oldest general in Russia, should preside at that tribunal?
Thrust them aside as she would, questions continually recurred to her as to how she would order her life now, after that.
"Always thoughts... about you... thoughts..." he then uttered much more clearly than he had done before, now that he was sure of being understood.
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.
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
"Now just listen, Dronushka," said he.
"Oh, if anyone knew how little anything matters to me now," she said.
He hopes we should be in time to get away tomorrow, but I think it would now be better to stay here, said Mademoiselle Bourienne.
Agitated and flushed she paced the room, sending now for Michael Ivanovich and now for Tikhon or Dron.
"Dronushka," she said, regarding as a sure friend this Dronushka who always used to bring a special kind of gingerbread from his visit to the fair at Vyazma every year and smilingly offer it to her, "Dronushka, now since our misfortune..." she began, but could not go on.
To Princess Mary it was strange that now, at a moment when such sorrow was filling her soul, there could be rich people and poor, and the rich could refrain from helping the poor.
No one replied and Princess Mary, looking round at the crowd, found that every eye she met now was immediately dropped.
And again all the faces in that crowd bore an identical expression, though now it was certainly not an expression of curiosity or gratitude, but of angry resolve.
Now she could remember it and weep or pray.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
And these pictures presented themselves to her so clearly and in such detail that they seemed now present, now past, and now future.
Now he will never tell anyone what he had in his soul.
She now saw his face before her.
He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander-in-chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
From the field beyond the village came now sounds of regimental music and now the roar of many voices shouting "Hurrah!" to the new commander-in-chief.
Now p'waps Wussians will get a look in.
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 smiled at the recollection of that time and of his love for Natasha, and passed at once to what now interested him passionately and exclusively.
He had proposed that plan to Barclay de Tolly and now wished to propose it to Kutuzov.
So it was now with the inhabitants of Moscow.
Natalie is quite well again now, isn't she?
But now they have had him transferred to my regiment and are expecting him every day.
Come now, Count, you know!
But, above all, the French will be here any day now, so what are we waiting for?
He was looking now at the cavalry regiment that had met the convoy of wounded, now at the cart by which he was standing, in which two wounded men were sitting and one was lying.
It was ours yesterday, but now it is his.
Yesterday our left flank was there at Shevardino, you see, where the oak is, but now we have withdrawn our left wing--now it is over there, do you see that village and the smoke?
Yes, exactly; the left flank is now extremely strong.
Now the decisive moment of battle had come when Kutuzov would be destroyed and the power pass to Bennigsen, or even if Kutuzov won the battle it would be felt that everything was done by Bennigsen.
Now he wants to bob up again.
Narrow and burdensome and useless to anyone as his life now seemed to him, Prince Andrew on the eve of battle felt agitated and irritable as he had done seven years before at Austerlitz.
Now he suddenly saw those badly daubed pictures in clear daylight and without a glass.
The red-nosed Captain Timokhin, formerly Dolokhov's squadron commander, but now from lack of officers a battalion commander, shyly entered the shed followed by an adjutant and the regimental paymaster.
Now we see light...
He is unsuitable now, just because he plans out everything very thoroughly and accurately as every German has to.
There now, your excellency!
They have yielded up all Europe to him, and have now come to teach us.
The question that had perturbed Pierre on the Mozhaysk hill and all that day now seemed to him quite clear and completely solved.
He now understood the whole meaning and importance of this war and of the impending battle.
As it is now, war is the favorite pastime of the idle and frivolous.
Prince Andrew smiled now the same happy smile as then when he had looked into her eyes.
Having listened to a suggestion from Davout, who was now called Prince d'Eckmuhl, to turn the Russian left wing, Napoleon said it should not be done, without explaining why not.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
All their faces were now shining with that latent warmth of feeling Pierre had noticed the day before and had fully understood after his talk with Prince Andrew.
It was only now that he noticed wounded men staggering along or being carried on stretchers.
His first unconscious feeling of joyful animation produced by the sights and sounds of the battlefield was now replaced by another, especially since he had seen that soldier lying alone in the hayfield.
"Now then, all together, like bargees!" rose the merry voices of those who were moving the gun.
"Now then, you foxes!" said another, laughing at some militiamen who, stooping low, entered the battery to carry away the wounded man.
Pierre, who had not noticed these sounds before, now heard nothing else.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
There for several hours amid incessant cannon and musketry fire, now Russians were seen alone, now Frenchmen alone, now infantry, and now cavalry: they appeared, fired, fell, collided, not knowing what to do with one another, screamed, and ran back again.
"Now then, what do you want?" asked Napoleon in the tone of a man irritated at being continually disturbed.
Though there was no advantage in sending Friant's division instead of Claparede's, and even an obvious inconvenience and delay in stopping Claparede and sending Friant now, the order was carried out exactly.
"I hope I may now congratulate Your Majesty on a victory?" said he.
But now something strange was happening to his troops.
He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now--with the fight balanced on such a strained center--destroy him and his army.
"Now that's right!" said the one behind joyfully, when he had got into step.
From the tents came now loud angry cries and now plaintive groans.
"But isn't it all the same now?" thought he.
He now remembered the connection that existed between himself and this man who was dimly gazing at him through tears that filled his swollen eyes.
But now it is too late.
A modern branch of mathematics having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion which used to appear insoluble.
A fifth group, displaying the profundity of their strategic perceptions, discussed the direction the troops would now have to take.
The question for him now was: Have I really allowed Napoleon to reach Moscow, and when did I do so?
Raevski, twitching forward the black hair on his temples as was his habit, glanced now at Kutuzov and now at the door with a look of impatience.
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.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
She was continually tormented by jealousy of her daughter, and now that jealousy concerned a subject near to her own heart, she could not reconcile herself to the idea.
The one thing he now desired with his whole soul was to get away quickly from the terrible sensations amid which he had lived that day and return to ordinary conditions of life and sleep quietly in a room in his own bed.
"There now!" said one of the soldiers.
And now a picture of a solemn meeting of the lodge presented itself to his mind.
For a moment as he was rearranging his cloak Pierre opened his eyes and saw the same penthouse roofs, posts, and yard, but now they were all bluish, lit up, and glittering with frost or dew.
Again he covered himself up with his cloak, but now neither the lodge nor his benefactor was there.
If they're sent out and brought back again later on it will do no harm, but as things are now one can't answer for anything.
Now the father has come to intercede for him.
It has now come to my knowledge that you lent him your carriage for his removal from town, and that you have even accepted papers from him for safe custody.
There now, young lady, you do take things into your head!
I beg you not to indulge in trifles now, but to help to pack, and tomorrow we must go, go, go!...
Without any pretense she was now afraid of everything.
She at once set to work afresh and they now trusted her completely.
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
Thanks to Natasha's directions the work now went on expeditiously, unnecessary things were left, and the most valuable packed as compactly as possible.
Really now, in our own yard--we asked them in ourselves and there are officers among them....
The army is burning with a spirit of heroism and the leaders, so to say, have now assembled in council.
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.
"The ways of God are past finding out!" she thought, feeling that the Almighty Hand, hitherto unseen, was becoming manifest in all that was now taking place.
Rarely had Natasha experienced so joyful a feeling as now, sitting in the carriage beside the countess and gazing at the slowly receding walls of forsaken, agitated Moscow.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
He felt that everything was now at an end, all was in confusion and crumbling to pieces, that nobody was right or wrong, the future held nothing, and there was no escape from this position.
The room, dusty and untouched since the death of Joseph Bazdeev was now even gloomier.
He had the assurance of winning the contest.
Formerly only bees laden with honey flew into the hive, and they flew out empty; now they fly out laden.
They have almost all died unawares, sitting in the sanctuary they had guarded and which is now no more.
The crowd, crushing one another, upsetting carts, and shouting and squeezing desperately, had cleared off the bridge and the troops were now moving forward.
Robbery is not permitted to anybody now a days! shouted the publican, picking up his cap.
But he's sucked our blood and now he thinks he's quit of us.
There now, the gentry and merchants have gone away and left us to perish.
Now why are you asking silly questions about the Fire Brigade?
The crime had begun and must now be completed.
Aren't they afraid of sinning?... said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
And Rostopchin now knew it.
Even now he felt clearly that the gory trace of that recollection would not pass with time, but that the terrible memory would, on the contrary, dwell in his heart ever more cruelly and painfully to the end of his life.
But when he returned to the house convinced that Moscow would not be defended, he suddenly felt that what before had seemed to him merely a possibility had now become absolutely necessary and inevitable.
If he were now to leave Moscow like everyone else, his flight from home, the peasant coat, the pistol, and his announcement to the Rostovs that he would remain in Moscow would all become not merely meaningless but contemptible and ridiculous, and to this Pierre was very sensitive.
While Pierre, standing in the middle of the room, was talking to himself in this way, the study door opened and on the threshold appeared the figure of Makar Alexeevich, always so timid before but now quite transformed.
Gerasim and the porter let Makar Alexeevich go, and in the now silent corridor the sound of several hands knocking at the front door could be heard.
Will you now be so good as to tell me with whom I have the honor of conversing so pleasantly, instead of being in the ambulance with that maniac's bullet in my body?
Pierre still considered that it would be a useful and worthy action to slay the evildoer, but now he felt that he would not do it.
The Frenchman's chatter which had previously amused Pierre now repelled him.
The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.
"There now, we're sad," said he, touching Pierre's hand.
The conflict of magnanimity between the mother and the daughter, ending in the mother's sacrificing herself and offering her daughter in marriage to her lover, even now agitated the captain, though it was the memory of a distant past.
But now it seemed to him that that meeting had had in it something very important and poetic.
We have recognized you, he now seemed to hear the words she had uttered and to see before him her eyes, her smile, her traveling hood, and a stray lock of her hair... and there seemed to him something pathetic and touching in all this.
"There now, how good it is, what more does one need?" thought he.
Sonya had cried and begged to be forgiven and now, as if trying to atone for her fault, paid unceasing attention to her cousin.
But now that the moment had come she was filled with dread of what she might see.
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.
And those thoughts, though now vague and indefinite, again possessed his soul.
He remembered that he had now a new source of happiness and that this happiness had something to do with the Gospels.
Now again I feel that bliss.
He now understood for the first time all the cruelty of his rejection of her, the cruelty of his rupture with her.
Peter the valet, who was now wide awake, had roused the doctor.
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
Now and then he met Russians with anxious and timid faces, and Frenchmen with an air not of the city but of the camp, walking in the middle of the streets.
Pierre turned back, giving a spring now and then to keep up with her.
It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
She had now become quiet and, clinging with her little hands to Pierre's coat, sat on his arm gazing about her like some little wild animal.
Prince Vasili now said with a prophet's pride.
Yes, sire, and Moscow is now in ashes.
"Sire!" said Michaud with a subtle, scarcely perceptible smile on his lips, having now prepared a well-phrased reply, "sire, I left the whole army, from its chiefs to the lowest soldier, without exception in desperate and agonized terror..."
And besides, she is now in mourning.
Now, after a month passed in quiet surroundings, she felt more and more deeply the loss of her father which was associated in her mind with the ruin of Russia.
She was agitated and incessantly tortured by the thought of the dangers to which her brother, the only intimate person now remaining to her, was exposed.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
It was the same face he had seen before, there was the same general expression of refined, inner, spiritual labor, but now it was quite differently lit up.
In this letter the countess also mentioned that Prince Andrew was among the wounded traveling with them; his state was very critical, but the doctor said there was now more hope.
But now they wanted her to sacrifice the very thing that constituted the whole reward for her self-sacrifice and the whole meaning of her life.
She had in fact seen nothing then but had mentioned the first thing that came into her head, but what she had invented then seemed to her now as real as any other recollection.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
Pierre gazed now with dazed eyes at these sharpshooters who ran in couples out of the circle.
But now he felt that the universe had crumbled before his eyes and only meaningless ruins remained, and this not by any fault of his own.
Now, now, that'll do!
Now, now, that'll do!
"But it's all the same now," Pierre could not help saying.
Now you've curled up and got warm, you daughter of a bitch! said Karataev, touching the dog that lay at his feet, and again turning over he fell asleep immediately.
He would smile joyfully when listening to such stories, now and then putting in a word or asking a question to make the moral beauty of what he was told clear to himself.
Hard as she had tried to prepare herself, and now tried to remain tranquil, she knew that she would be unable to look at him without tears.
"How are you now?" said Princess Mary, herself surprised at what she was saying.
She now understood what had happened to him two days before.
Princess Mary heard his words but they had no meaning for her, except as a proof of how far away he now was from everything living.
He had twice experienced that terribly tormenting fear of death--the end--but now he no longer understood that fear.
Recalling the moment at the ambulance station when he had seen Kuragin, he could not now regain the feeling he then had, but was tormented by the question whether Kuragin was alive.
"Can it or can it not be?" he now thought as he looked at her and listened to the light click of the steel needles.
Besides this, the whole staff of the Russian army was now reorganized.
I haven't time just now, replied Ermolov, and left the hut.
"In the meadows... in the meadows!" he heard, accompanied by whistling and the sound of a torban, drowned every now and then by shouts.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
"We couldn't take Murat prisoner this morning or get to the place in time, and nothing can be done now!" he replied to someone else.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.
The former slackness which had shown itself even in his eyes was now replaced by an energetic readiness for action and resistance.
And even that ruined and befouled house – which in dull weather was repulsively ugly – seemed quietly beautiful now, in the clear, motionless brilliance.
And now without thinking about it he had found that peace and inner harmony only through the horror of death, through privation, and through what he recognized in Karataev.
His intention of killing Napoleon and his calculations of the cabalistic number of the beast of the Apocalypse now seemed to him meaningless and even ridiculous.
His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
He now often remembered his conversation with Prince Andrew and quite agreed with him, though he understood Prince Andrew's thoughts somewhat differently.
The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one's needs and consequent freedom in the choice of one's occupation, that is, of one's way of life, now seemed to Pierre to be indubitably man's highest happiness.
Here and now for the first time he fully appreciated the enjoyment of eating when he wanted to eat, drinking when he wanted to drink, sleeping when he wanted to sleep, of warmth when he was cold, of talking to a fellow man when he wished to talk and to hear a human voice.
All Pierre's daydreams now turned on the time when he would be free.
"What now?" the officer asked with a cold look as if not recognizing Pierre.
"Dram-da-da-dam, dam-dam..." rattled the drums, and Pierre understood that this mysterious force completely controlled these men and that it was now useless to say any more.
Another, a thin little officer, was speaking to everyone, conjecturing where they were now being taken and how far they would get that day.
All that he now witnessed scarcely made an impression on him--as if his soul, making ready for a hard struggle, refused to receive impressions that might weaken it.
Behind them came more carts, soldiers, wagons, soldiers, gun carriages, carriages, soldiers, ammunition carts, more soldiers, and now and then women.
It seemed that all these men, now that they had stopped amid fields in the chill dusk of the autumn evening, experienced one and the same feeling of unpleasant awakening from the hurry and eagerness to push on that had seized them at the start.
Pierre felt that that fatal force which had crushed him during the executions, but which he had not felt during his imprisonment, now again controlled his existence.
Forests and fields beyond the camp, unseen before, were now visible in the distance.
From all these reports it was evident that where they had expected to meet a single division there was now the whole French army marching from Moscow in an unexpected direction--along the Kaluga road.
Dokhturov was unwilling to undertake any action, as it was not clear to him now what he ought to do.
So he lay now on his bed, supporting his large, heavy, scarred head on his plump hand, with his one eye open, meditating and peering into the darkness.
He could not tell them what we say now: Why fight, why block the road, losing our own men and inhumanly slaughtering unfortunate wretches?
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
Now only the commanders of detachments with staffs, and moving according to rules at a distance from the French, still regarded many things as impossible.
The Cossacks and peasants who crept in among the French now considered everything possible.
All that he now wanted to know was what troops these were and to learn that he had to capture a "tongue"--that is, a man from the enemy column.
Petya, rapidly turning his head, looked now at the drummer boy, now at Denisov, now at the esaul, and now at the French in the village and along the road, trying not to miss anything of importance.
After talking for some time with the esaul about next day's attack, which now, seeing how near they were to the French, he seemed to have definitely decided on, Denisov turned his horse and rode back.
"Now, my lad, we'll go and get dwy," he said to Petya.
So now the general explicitly forbade his taking part in any action whatever of Denisov's.
But having caught himself saying too much about the flints, he was now afraid to speak out.
But Dolokhov, who in Moscow had worn a Persian costume, had now the appearance of a most correct officer of the Guards.
Here now--wouldn't one of these gentlemen like to ride over to the French camp with me?
"Now, why have you kept this lad?" he went on, swaying his head.
"Well, now he'll come away," Petya thought every moment as he stood by the campfire listening to the talk.
Well now, good-by.
"Well, you should get some sleep now," said the Cossack.
Nothing Petya could have seen now would have surprised him.
Each instrument--now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn--played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
"Now softly, softly die away!" and the sounds obeyed him.
Now fuller, more joyful.
"Now voices join in!" ordered Petya.
The horses that had previously been invisible could now be seen to their very tails, and a watery light showed itself through the bare branches.
The artillery the prisoners had seen in front of them during the first days was now replaced by Marshal Junot's enormous baggage train, convoyed by Westphalians.
The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.
Of the three hundred and thirty men who had set out from Moscow fewer than a hundred now remained.
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.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
However, he did not look at them now, but thought of other things.
Mentally addressing the rain, he repeated: Now then, now then, go on!
Mentally addressing the rain, he repeated: Now then, now then, go on!
There Platon Karataev was sitting covered up--head and all--with his greatcoat as if it were a vestment, telling the soldiers in his effective and pleasant though now feeble voice a story Pierre knew.
But well as he knew it, Pierre now listened to that tale as to something new, and the quiet rapture Karataev evidently felt as he told it communicated itself also to Pierre.
Now it happened that in the group was the very man who had killed the other merchant.
Karataev continued, his face brightening more and more with a rapturous smile as if what he now had to tell contained the chief charm and the whole meaning of his story: What do you think, dear fellows?
On his face, besides the look of joyful emotion it had worn yesterday while telling the tale of the merchant who suffered innocently, there was now an expression of quiet solemnity.
Karataev looked at Pierre with his kindly round eyes now filled with tears, evidently wishing him to come near that he might say something to him.
There now, Karataev has spread out and disappeared.
But these orders and reports were only on paper, nothing in them was acted upon for they could not be carried out, and though they entitled one another Majesties, Highnesses, or Cousins, they all felt that they were miserable wretches who had done much evil for which they had now to pay.
And that other side of life, of which she had never before thought and which had formerly seemed to her so far away and improbable, was now nearer and more akin and more comprehensible than this side of life, where everything was either emptiness and desolation or suffering and indignity.
She now saw him from the commencement of that scene and relived what she had then felt.
"I agreed," Natasha now said to herself, "that it would be dreadful if he always continued to suffer.
Now there is nothing... nobody.
And now it will never, never be possible to put it right.
And now he again seemed to be saying the same words to her, only in her imagination Natasha this time gave him a different answer.
And in her imagination she said other tender and loving words which she might have said then but only spoke now: I love thee!... thee!
And now, now it seemed to her she was penetrating the mystery....
But to the generals, especially the foreign ones in the Russian army, who wished to distinguish themselves, to astonish somebody, and for some reason to capture a king or a duke--it seemed that now--when any battle must be horrible and senseless--was the very time to fight and conquer somebody.
While they were strong we didn't spare ourselves, but now we may even pity them.
An infantry regiment which had left Tarutino three thousand strong but now numbered only nine hundred was one of the first to arrive that night at its halting place--a village on the highroad.
"Now then, all together--shove!" cried the voices, and the huge surface of the wall, sprinkled with snow and creaking with frost, was seen swaying in the gloom of the night.
Now then, catch hold in twos!
Others turned over and warmed themselves, now and again exchanging a few words.
Now then, now then, teach us how it goes!
Now then, now then, teach us how it goes!
The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to disport themselves in the dark sky: now flaring up, now vanishing, now trembling, they were busy whispering something gladsome and mysterious to one another.
Now having come to the army, he informed Kutuzov of the Emperor's displeasure at the poor success of our forces and the slowness of their advance.
So naturally, simply, and gradually--just as he had come from Turkey to the Treasury in Petersburg to recruit the militia, and then to the army when he was needed there--now when his part was played out, Kutuzov's place was taken by a new and necessary performer.
The war of 1812, besides its national significance dear to every Russian heart, was now to assume another, a European, significance.
He remembered only the dull gray weather now rainy and now snowy, internal physical distress, and pains in his feet and side.
He was surprised to find that this inner freedom, which was independent of external conditions, now had as it were an additional setting of external liberty.
He could not see an aim, for he now had faith--not faith in any kind of rule, or words, or ideas, but faith in an ever-living, ever-manifest God.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
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.
Now a smile at the joy of life always played round his lips, and sympathy for others, shone in his eyes with a questioning look as to whether they were as contented as he was, and people felt pleased by his presence.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
"Well, tell me... now, how did you get food?" he would ask.
And Pierre, without trying to change the other's views and without condemning him, but with the quiet, joyful, and amused smile now habitual to him, was interested in this strange though very familiar phenomenon.
Now to his surprise he found that he no longer felt either doubt or perplexity about these questions.
There was now within him a judge who by some rule unknown to him decided what should or should not be done.
He was as indifferent as heretofore to money matters, but now he felt certain of what ought and what ought not to be done.
Pierre felt particularly well disposed toward them all, but was now instinctively on his guard for fear of binding himself in any way.
The death, sufferings, and last days of Prince Andrew had often occupied Pierre's thoughts and now recurred to him with fresh vividness.
She had grown thin and pale, but that was not what made her unrecognizable; she was unrecognizable at the moment he entered because on that face whose eyes had always shone with a suppressed smile of the joy of life, now when he first entered and glanced at her there was not the least shadow of a smile: only her eyes were kindly attentive and sadly interrogative.
"Yes, is there a family free from sorrow now?" said Pierre, addressing Natasha.
Pierre's confusion had now almost vanished, but at the same time he felt that his freedom had also completely gone.
He felt that there was now a judge of his every word and action whose judgment mattered more to him than that of all the rest of the world.
As he spoke now he was considering what impression his words would make on Natasha.
He listened to her and felt only pity for her, for what she was suffering now while she was speaking.
They all three of them now experienced that feeling of awkwardness which usually follows after a serious and heartfelt talk.
"Now tell us about yourself," said she.
"Yes," replied Pierre with the smile of mild irony now habitual to him.
Princess Mary with a gentle smile looked now at Pierre and now at Natasha.
He now, as it were, saw a new meaning in all he had gone through.
Princess Mary understood his story and sympathized with him, but she now saw something else that absorbed all her attention.
He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.
What is surprising is that they should trouble about these things now when it can no longer be of interest to them.
Though Princess Mary and Natasha were evidently glad to see their visitor and though all Pierre's interest was now centered in that house, by the evening they had talked over everything and the conversation passed from one trivial topic to another and repeatedly broke off.
The weariness she had plainly shown before had now quite passed off.
"To speak to her now wouldn't do," said the princess all the same.
There was nothing in Pierre's soul now at all like what had troubled it during his courtship of Helene.
There was now not a shadow of doubt in his mind as to whether what he had undertaken was right or wrong.
When dealing with the affairs and papers of his dead wife, her memory aroused in him no feeling but pity that she had not known the bliss he now knew.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
They now seemed to rotate on one spot.
The historical figures at the head of armies, who formerly reflected the movement of the masses by ordering wars, campaigns, and battles, now reflected the restless movement by political and diplomatic combinations, laws, and treaties.
The invaders flee, turn back, flee again, and all the chances are now not for Napoleon but always against him.
Do you now see that it was not he but I who moved you?
He seemed now frightened and distraught and now unnaturally animated and enterprising.
As always happens in such cases rivalry sprang up as to which should get paid first, and those who like Mitenka held promissory notes given them as presents now became the most exacting of the creditors.
Nicholas was allowed no respite and no peace, and those who had seemed to pity the old man--the cause of their losses (if they were losses)--now remorselessly pursued the young heir who had voluntarily undertaken the debts and was obviously not guilty of contracting them.
You used to want to, and now you don't.
She is a very admirable young woman and you always liked her, but now suddenly you have got some notion or other in your head.
Well, I have asked you, and now I won't interfere any more since you have secrets from your mother.
But the princess had caught a glimpse of the man she had known and loved, and it was to him that she now spoke.
Yes, he is poor now and I am rich....
And remembering his former tenderness, and looking now at his kind, sorrowful face, she suddenly understood the cause of his coldness.
She looked down at her expanded figure and in the glass at her pale, sallow, emaciated face in which her eyes now looked larger than ever.
It seems to be that you can't love me, that I am so plain... always... and now... in this cond...
Now do I love my finger?
Now our Natasha has come to life.
Well, come along now, quick, quick!
Natasha had married in the early spring of 1813, and in 1820 already had three daughters besides a son for whom she had longed and whom she was now nursing.
Now her face and body were often all that one saw, and her soul was not visible at all.
She felt that the allurements instinct had formerly taught her to use would now be merely ridiculous in the eyes of her husband, to whom she had from the first moment given herself up entirely--that is, with her whole soul, leaving no corner of it hidden from him.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
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.
Denisov, now a general on the retired list and much dissatisfied with the present state of affairs, had arrived during that fortnight.
Denisov, who had come out of the study into the dancing room with his pipe, now for the first time recognized the old Natasha.
"Now, Nicholas," she added, turning to her husband, "I can't understand how it is you don't see the charm of these delicious marvels."
"Now, Pierre nurses them splendidly," said Natasha.
Young Nicholas, now a slim lad of fifteen, delicate and intelligent, with curly light-brown hair and beautiful eyes, was delighted because Uncle Pierre as he called him was the object of his rapturous and passionate affection.
The old ladies were pleased with the presents he brought them, and especially that Natasha would now be herself again.
Knowing that Natasha asked nothing for herself, and gave him commissions for others only when he himself had offered to undertake them, he now found an unexpected and childlike pleasure in this purchase of presents for everyone in the house, and never forgot anything.
If he now incurred Natasha's censure it was only for buying too many and too expensive things.
He felt that his way of life had now been settled once for all till death and that to change it was not in his power, and so that way of life proved economical.
The countess was now over sixty, was quite gray, and wore a cap with a frill that surrounded her face.
But those glances expressed something more: they said that she had played her part in life, that what they now saw was not her whole self, that we must all become like her, and that they were glad to yield to her, to restrain themselves for this once precious being formerly as full of life as themselves, but now so much to be pitied.
"Arakcheev and Golitsyn," incautiously remarked Pierre, "are now the whole government!
The curly- headed, delicate boy sat with shining eyes unnoticed in a corner, starting every now and then and muttering something to himself, and evidently experiencing a new and powerful emotion as he turned his curly head, with his thin neck exposed by his turn-down collar, toward the place where Pierre sat.
One used to have to be a German--now one must dance with Tatawinova and Madame Kwudener, and wead Ecka'tshausen and the bwethwen.
Natasha, who had long expected to be fetched to nurse her baby, now heard the nurse calling her and went to the nursery.
The lad looked down and seemed now for the first time to notice what he had done to the things on the table.
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.
In saying this Natasha was sincere in acknowledging Mary's superiority, but at the same time by saying it she made a demand on Pierre that he should, all the same, prefer her to Mary and to all other women, and that now, especially after having seen many women in Petersburg, he should tell her so afresh.
"Now who could decide whether he is really cleverer than all the others?" she asked herself, and passed in review all those whom Pierre most respected.
Would he have approved of you now, do you think?
On the contrary, now is the best of all.
Now that's simple enough.
There, now he's crying.
But I am not now abstaining from doing so at the first moment when I asked the question.
From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
Just as prolonged and stubborn is the struggle now proceeding between the old and the new conception of history, and theology in the same way stands on guard for the old view, and accuses the new view of subverting revelation.
As in the question of astronomy then, so in the question of history now, the whole difference of opinion is based on the recognition or nonrecognition of something absolute, serving as the measure of visible phenomena.
Now I have reinforcements.
And now she was even resenting Alex for telling his father.
Now if that's all...
Right now she wanted to talk to Dulce.
He has you and now he forgets me.
Now it is you.
This antibiotic seems to be working better than the previous one.
I know, but now Alex is sick.
Also, turning her head, she found that she could see the boy beside her, who had until now remained as still and silent as she herself.
He is really dead now, and will wither very quickly.
"You don't need milk, Eureka," remarked Dorothy; "you are big enough now to eat any kind of food."
Now you must feed me, Dorothy, for I'm half starved.
To his delight they were now plainly visible, which proved that they had passed beyond the influence of the magical Valley of Voe.
We've got 'em on the run now, sure enough.
But they knew now that there was a means of escape and so waited patiently until the path appeared for the second time.
But she's a girl now, and the sweetest, loveliest girl in all the world.
And now the Tin Woodman arrived, his body most beautifully nickle-plated, so that it shone splendidly in the brilliant light of the room.
And now, my friends, please to excuse My lisping and my stammers; I, for this once, have done my best, And so--I'll make my manners.
The town seemed very still; but now and then he could hear the beating of a drum or the shouting of some soldier.
"Now for the wolf!" he said to himself.
Now the landlord prided himself upon keeping a first-class hotel, and he feared that his guests would not like the rough-looking traveler.
Now, Mr. Boyle was a sporting neighbor who spent a good deal of time in shooting.
Now Lucy was the pet of the school.
Now, Brother Felix says I can read almost as well as he.
And now they would have spared him; but he was true to his promise,-- as soon as the song was finished, he threw himself headlong into the sea.
Now, how was Arion saved from drowning when he leaped overboard?
His name was Francis, and because of his goodness, all men now call him St. Francis.
_Dearest Carl; You are a good boy to send me all your wages, for now I can pay the rent and buy some warm clothing for your little sister.
In just eighteen months from now, we will have duplicated that again and effectively doubled our computation power.
Now I will try to persuade you.
Now, of course, much of what is on YouTube is not art.
Now all of a sudden, ideas were persistent.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
Now, if words and images come to me without effort, it is a pretty sure sign that they are not the offspring of my own mind, but stray waifs that I regretfully dismiss.
And even now I sometimes feel the same uneasiness and disquietude.
Up to the time of the "Frost King" episode, I had lived the unconscious life of a little child; now my thoughts were turned inward, and I beheld things invisible.
The soil, it appears, is suited to the seed, for it has sent its radicle downward, and it may now send its shoot upward also with confidence.
Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.
This stout young man was an illegitimate son of Count Bezukhov, a well-known grandee of Catherine's time who now lay dying in Moscow.
First he had left a lady before she had finished speaking to him, and now he continued to speak to another who wished to get away.
She had now come to Petersburg to procure an appointment in the Guards for her only son.
She will be quite ill now, said Prince Andrew, as he entered the study, rubbing his small white hands.
Now you shall judge between us.
"Well, at last I've finished, now I'll rest," thought the prince, and let Tikhon undress him.
Selivanov, now, did a good stroke last Thursday-- sold flour to the army at nine rubles a sack.
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
"Now it's blue," complained the horse.