Then he picked up another box.
Then he turned to do it all in reverse.
Then she ran straight into the fence - like she didn't see it.
She said something and then rode ahead.
Alex glanced at Jonathan and then rubbed the top of his head.
Her lower lip pushed out and then she started to cry.
He then went into the house, and waited while the teacher read it.
That night it stormed and then turned cold.
For a moment she lay waiting, and then realized he had fallen asleep.
But then, a party didn't seem like something Señor Medena would plan.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
Then he took from his pocket a sheet of paper on which some verses were written.
Then, having tied the wooden creature securely, the boy buckled the strap and tossed his prisoner into the buggy.
The grand necessity, then, for our bodies, is to keep warm, to keep the vital heat in us.
Then all preferred listening to speaking.
Then the Witches divided up the kingdom, and ruled the four parts of it until you came here.
But then, he had reason - in his head - to believe it wasn't his.
"Where do you come from, then?" asked the woman, in a curious tone.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
Then they told him dinner would be served directly and he replied that they could not serve it too quickly to suit his convenience.
He looked through them and then handed them back without comment.
Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.
Carmen stood looking after him and then sighed.
Then the boy picked up the reins, shook them, and said "Gid-dap!"
"Of course," growled the horse, "and then we shall be sorry it happened."
"Nonsense!" said the little man, turning red--although just then a ray of violet sunlight was on his round face.
The mother dragon probably knows the road to the earth's surface, and if she went the other way then we have come the wrong way, said the Wizard, thoughtfully.
"Not for me," Carmen said instantly, and then blushed.
Just then a man came running into the hall and addressed the Prince after making a low bow.
Just then the man with the star came and stood before the Wizard.
"No," returned Dorothy, stoutly, "it won't do to go back, for then we would never get home.
Then, with the Wizard's help, he tried to fasten some of the wings to the old cab-horse.
"Then you can do a few wizzes and get us out of this hole," declared the tiny one, with much confidence.
"Yes," said the soldier; "but I shaved them off long ago, and since then I have risen from a private to be the Chief General of the Royal Armies."
Then Jellia said to the Wizard:
Then the Wizard entered, and his presence relieved the boy's embarrassment.
Just then Dorothy, who had risen early and heard the voices of the animals, ran out to greet her old friends.
Just then the girlish Ruler of Oz opened the door and greeted Dorothy with a good-morning kiss.
Then came Professor Woggle-Bug, with a group of students from the Royal College of Scientific Athletics.
"Then why not race with the Sawhorse?" enquired the Scarecrow.
Then the Princess spoke in a stern voice:
Then the Tin Woodman arose and said:
As for the jury, the members whispered to each other for a few minutes before they appointed their spokesperson.
If he can produce but seven, then this is not the piglet that was lost, but another one.
Then the crowd cheered lustily and Dorothy hugged the kitten in her arms and told her how delighted she was to know that she was innocent.
Then he ordered his treasurer to pay the poet five hundred pieces of gold; for, indeed, the poem which he had recited was wonderfully fine.
On the same page, Amazon says "Frequently Bought Together" and then lists a few other products.
So the salesperson says, "If you like that suit, then come over here and try this one from Ralph Lauren."
And then everyone can benefit, equally and perpetually, from everyone else's knowledge.
Then again he would spend a night in the dining room.
Then hand to the governor in person a letter about the deed.
Then there was the money he left to Carmen.
He glanced at her and then at Dulce.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
Dulce regarded her reflectively for a moment longer and then walked away without saying another word.
Then together they crept away to enter the low doorway of a neighboring dwelling.
Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile.
These were motionless at first, but soon began to flicker more brightly and to sway slowly from side to side and then up and down.
"Then we're all right," said the girl, "for if the dragon went the other way she can't poss'bly get to us now."
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
Then Jim suddenly asked:
"Then say something sensible," retorted the kitten.
Then Zeb brought out Jim, all harnessed to the buggy, and took his seat.
Then, on Friday those who have done the best may stand up and read their compositions to the school.
"Well, then," said the teacher, "you may take your slate and go out behind the schoolhouse for half an hour.
Then he said, Listen now to my second word of wisdom.
He tried first one plan and then another; but none of them proved anything at all.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
Then Psammeticus tried still another plan.
Then the king called one of the wisest scholars in Egypt and asked him what the word meant.
Then one of the officers, who was sitting near the poet, cried out: Stop!
The town seemed very still; but now and then he could hear the beating of a drum or the shouting of some soldier.
Then another light flashed clear and bright by the side of the first one.
Then they took their guns, their axes, anything they could find, and hurried out.
He could see a green open space just beyond; and then the woods seemed to be thicker and darker.
Then, all at once, he heard footsteps.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
Then it will look at everybody in San Francisco.
Until then I had been like a foreigner speaking through an interpreter.
Then came a day when the chill air portended a snowstorm.
Just then another visitor entered the drawing room: Prince Andrew Bolkonski, the little princess' husband.
Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter.
Bennigsen should have advanced into Prussia sooner, then things would have taken a different turn...
Get away, get away! and then, turning to the soldiers, shouted:
But then, she hadn't approved of his drinking or the way he treated Lori either.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
They were paying someone to create it and then paying someone to carry it.
Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.
Then the horse bunched up under him.
For another moment she hesitated, and then joined Alex.
Alex looked surprised for a moment and then his lips clamped together firmly.
Then her expression grew bland again.
And then they were walking out the door, still talking about the mare.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
But then, that was obvious.
Then she looked at Zeb, whose face was blue and whose hair was pink, and gave a little laugh that sounded a bit nervous.
Just then the buggy tipped slowly over upon its side, the body of the horse tipping also.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
Then she happened to remember that in a corner of her suit-case were one or two crackers that were left over from her luncheon on the train, and she went to the buggy and brought them.
Then the three held a counsel to decide what they should do next, but could think of no way to better their condition.
Just then they heard the big voice of Jim the cab-horse calling to them, and going to the doorway leading to the dome they found the Princess and a throng of her people had entered the House of the Sorcerer.
Then our country will be rid of all its unwelcome visitors.
So Zeb unharnessed Jim, and several of the servants then led the horse around to the rear, where they selected a nice large apartment that he could have all to himself.
Then the servants heaped a lot of rugs upon the floor and the old horse slept on the softest bed he had ever known in his life.
The wooden animal gave a start, and then examined the other intently.
If I could eat grass I would not need a conscience, for nothing could then tempt me to devour babies and lambs.
I was then for a time the Head of the finest Flying Machine that was ever known to exist, and we did many wonderful things.
Then circle 'round them and come back again.
There was more applause at this, and then Ozma had the jewelled saddle replaced upon the Sawhorse and herself rode the victor back to the city at the head of the grand procession.
"Your Royal Highness and Fellow Citizens," he began; "the small cat you see a prisoner before you is accused of the crime of first murdering and then eating our esteemed Ruler's fat piglet--or else first eating and then murdering it.
Then Dorothy wound up Tik-tok and he danced a jig to amuse the company, after which the Yellow Hen related some of her adventures with the Nome King in the Land of Ev.
Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before.
Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen.
Then all three of them laughed heartily.
Then try to tell what it is, what it is like, what it is good for, and what is done with it.
Then he tried to tell what it was like, what it was good for, and what was done with it.
"And then will you give me more?" he asked.
Then I will jump out and throw my arms around its neck and choke it to death.
Then I will drag it out of the bushes and call mamma to come and see it.
He hurried back to the pathway, and then ran to his mother.
Then he told her all that had happened.
The four men followed them for some distance, and then lost them on the hillside.
Then he tied a rope around his waist and said to his friends, Take hold of the other end, boys.
When I jerk it, then pull me out as quickly as you can.
Then he began to nail them on.
Then another shoe came off.
"Well, then," answered the stranger, "I will see what they can do for me at the Planters' Tavern, round the corner;" and he rode away.
Then, without another word, he turned and walked away.
Then he came back and knocked gently at the door.
Then, taking out his purse, he offered the Dean a shilling.
Then I could go to many strange lands and see many wonderful things.
He would soon become a captain and then perhaps a great admiral.
Then he turned quickly and said, Mother, I have changed my mind.
"I will leave it till morning," he said; "then the light will be better."
Then he invited Zeuxis to come and see it.
Then the king remembered something.
Then came another and another.
Then he thought what a pretty picture might be made of his sister's sweet face and little hands.
Then he handed it back to his wife and said:--
Then he called little Benjamin to him.
It was then that the long war, called the Revolutionary War, began.
Andrew Jackson was then a tall white-haired boy, thirteen years old.
Then, without another word, he mounted his brother's little farm horse and rode away.
Then the master thought of a plan.
Then all became very good and very careful, for no one wished to be standing at the time of dismissal.
He stood on one leg and then on the other, and watched very closely; but nobody whispered.
Then, suddenly, an awkward half-grown boy who sat right in front of the master's desk turned squarely around and whispered to Tommy Jones, three desks away.
Then, one morning, Alfred went into his mother's room with a smiling, joyous face.
Then he began with the first word on the first page and read the first story aloud without making one mistake.
Yes, mother, I will read and then I will know.
"Then why didn't you do it?" asked his mother.
He was a very wise and powerful ruler, and he made his country the greatest of any that was then known.
"Very well, then," said the shah, "stay with me a little while and observe what you can."
The second man then spoke up and said, It is true that I sold him the ground, but I did not reserve anything he might find in it.
Then he said to the first man, "Have you a son?"
Well, then, this is my judgment.
"Then let me ask you a question," said the shah.
Then we may be sure that he will never trouble us again.
Then he sprang up quickly and seized it by the tail.
It ran into a narrow cleft which he had not seen before, and then through a long, dark passage which was barely large enough for a man's body.
Then with great labor he began to widen the passageway.
Give us a few days to learn what sort of laws you will make for us, and then we will say whether we can submit to them or not.
Then he told them what laws he would require them to obey.
Then he commanded his army to march back to the city of Antium.
Then there will be no one to tell tales.
Then he sang a wonderful song, so sweet, so lively, so touching, that many of the sailors were moved to tears.
Then, full of joy, the musician hastened to Corinth, not stopping even to change his dress.
"Wait," said he, "till the ship arrives, and then we shall know the truth."
Then, when they saw that he was about to speak, they nestled softly in the grass and listened.
Then the saint stopped speaking and looked around him.
Then, about the middle of the day, it began to grow dark.
Then everybody began to feel frightened.
Then up from his seat rose Abraham Davenport.
Then with his strong face aglow in their feeble light, he made a speech in favor of a law to help poor fishermen.
In the morning a good breakfast was served, and then Mr. Randolph made ready to start on his journey.
Then, I intend to travel the way I wish to go--do you understand?
Then something happened which Selkirk did not like.
Then four of the sailors rowed him to the shore and left him there.
Then Selkirk set to work to make the best of things.
Then, to his great joy, a ship came near and anchored in the little harbor.
Robinson Crusoe sailed first on one ship and then on another.
Then he tamed a parrot and some goats.
Then he went out again, very quietly, and slipped them all into the boy's pocket.
Then his eyes overflowed with tears, and he fell on his knees before the king.
Then some one outside called loudly, "Have you seen King Robert the Bruce pass this way?"
"Then let us mount and ride," said the king.
Then it tried the twenty-first time.
Just then a young man stepped up.
"Then how am I to get it home?" asked the young gentleman.
He turned and walked briskly back to the market.
He took something like an oarlock from his pocket and fastened it to the stern of the boat; then with a paddle which worked in this oarlock one of the boys could guide the boat while the other turned the paddle wheels.
Then he set out on foot to walk to another city.
He put the bag of money on top of them and then leaped into the water.
A year passed by and then the merchant appeared once more before Al Mansour.
Then the merchant told him how the eagle had flown away with his money.
"Well, then," said the caliph, "why did you not return it to us at once?"
"It was this way," said the gardener: "I looked at the gold pieces, and then thought of my own great necessities.
Then he rewarded the gardener with ten more pieces for his honesty.
Then the chief cook began his song.
Then he heard the voice again.
Then Caedmon, with only the cows as his hearers, opened his mouth and began to sing.
"Then to-morrow I will go out and see some of those things," he said.
Then she saw that the child's face was very pale and that he neither opened his eyes nor moved.
Then, being very comfortable, he began to grow stronger.
Then he said, "Your house is a very poor place, I think."
Wait till he rests a while, and then he'll be in a better humor.
Then I thought of our own warm little house, and how snug we could make him until he came to his senses again.
The mother gave each a tin plate and a wooden spoon, and then helped them all to boiled beans.
Then there was a knock at the door.
Then he slipped quickly under the table and hid himself.
Then he turned to the cardinal and said, Now, I am ready.
The fishermen talked in low tones with one another for a little while, and then one said, It's a bargain.
Then one of the fishermen said, "Let us ask the governor about it and do as he shall bid us."
"Then to whom shall we take it?" asked the messengers.
"Then there is only one other thing to be done," said Solon.
Then, in eighteen more months, it will double again.
But then something totally unexpected happened.
Then imagine GPS is layered in—very accurate GPS that tracks your every move, even in your own home.
Two problems then arise..
And then there is aging.
Then imagine them all instantly dead.
An illness with no serious effects on humans, cowpox caused lesions on cows' udders which then could spread to dairymaids' hands.
James caught the cowpox, recovered, and then Jenner variolated him.
Third: It is always the case that diseases are eliminated first in the healthy, well-developed, rich countries, then gradually around the world.
And then we come to Greece, the home of Hippocrates, the "Father of Modern Medicine," who left us not just the oath that bears his name but also a corpus of roughly sixty medical texts based on his teaching.
Dialysis came a few years later, then chemotherapy, then the defibrillator, then the polio vaccine; then came cloning, then a kidney transplant.
The number of medical patents issued in 2010 was more than fifty thousand, an all-time record—and it almost certainly will be broken next year, then the next, and again the next.
Then more in one year than those five.
Then we see that only people in certain parts of the country are getting better.
The computers would then see that most people who got better bought their radishes in stores stocked from certain farms.
You can then divide the world into redheads and non-redheads and compare their accident records.
Then you ask the computer for any other statistical anomalies between these two populations.
Then we will come to understand the outliers better.
Then that person might choose to publish those results and others could verify them.
Then, you will search to see if other people have this same problem.
You will then look to see what other factors they all have in common.
When the cost of recording all the data is zero, the cost of processing it is zero, and the cost of accessing it zero, then the many sciences, especially human health, will be democratized.
Then in the 1940s, another American, Oswald Avery, was able to show, through an ingenious method, that the genetic information had to be carried by the DNA.
Then the scientific race of the century was on, with this goal: to figure out how DNA conveyed genetic information.
But every now and then there would be a little difference.
Then, people could start reporting all their medical issues—headaches, halitosis, heart disease—and we will begin to see commonalities between genes and conditions we do not generally regard as genetic.
It means I can trade you a good or service for an intermediate store of value known as money, and then trade that money to the person who actually has the goods I want.
For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.
Everyone knows water evaporates, rises, then falls to the earth as rain—but no one can even guess how much energy could be captured from this if we only knew how.
And then technology opens up completely new ideas and methods for us.
A genetically engineered tree that converts sunlight into fuel and then pumps the fuel through its roots to where it is needed.
If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
Then, make them all soak their fingers in ice water so they are numb and work even slower, creating another thirty jobs for cold-fingered, blindfolded cotton seed removers.
Then they all agree to set the price per flip at $1,000.
If you are a wage earner, then you should love machines.
And if your productivity fell, then your salary would fall as well.
If there can be a USA, a Germany, and a Japan, then every country can be rich.
If we obtained this ten-thousand-fold increase simply by allowing specialization and dividing work up among people, then what astronomical gains will we achieve by outsourcing that work to robots capable of working with unimaginable precision at unimaginable speed?
If the labor to build the Mercedes becomes completely robotic and computerized, then why won't we see that same increase in efficiency?
Then, think about how far we have come in the last fifty years.
Here I'll make a point which I believe to be a historic constant and to which we will be returning: If property rights of the rich are respected and tax rates, while high, still allow for indefinite gain, then the rich will keep producing.
Wise nations then work on making a stable and valuable money supply.
They would say, If government is obligated to protect its citizens from a foreign invader, then it is obligated to protect them from a criminal.
Then, as a nation grows wealthier, tax rates could fall in terms of percentages because the nation is making so much more money.
He worked to apply a means test, pared the rolls back, then died; the rolls swelled again, and his successor again tried to bring them in line, but it was hard.
If you want to eat a banana, then you have to create a banana-amount of wealth.
We understand that you can, in theory, save and save and save and then live off the interest of your savings forever.
Then along came the Industrial Revolution, and I am sure it all seemed very foreign.
The farmers had to learn what it meant to be paid by the hour and to take instructions from supervisors; how to do a task and then the next day, learn a completely new task and do it instead.
Then came the phone.
If a million people lose their jobs to a machine, then entrepreneurs start businesses that hire those people to do other things.
It goes something like this: If everyone is "rich," then doesn't everyone just become the idle rich?
I reasoned that if I could show how poverty will end, then of course hunger would end as well—how many rich people do you hear about going hungry?
Then came World War I, which utilized these institutions and greatly expanded the size of the federal government.
Penalty for vagrancy rose over the years from time served in stocks, to whipping, to branding, and then to death.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
For instance, if you think large corporation are greedy and evil, then when you read about how large corporations produce low-nutrition food or are putting family farms out of business, you will believe it.
If you love "Western medicine" and think all acupuncturists are "quacks," then you are not likely to heed (or even appreciate) your friend's well-meaning efforts to get you to drink your own urine for its health benefits.
Bringing an end to poverty, then, will also help bring an end to hunger.
Then again, don't the fat years make up for all this?
If poor nations decide to pursue what I will call the Japan strategy, importing all their food and developing other industry, then they become huge fans of farm subsidies in other countries.
If, on the other hand, they want self-sufficiency in agriculture, then farm subsidies in other countries are bad for them.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
Since then, the changes have become more about intellectual property and technique.
Borlaug also promoted the process (which proved wildly successful) of having two wheat-growing seasons in Mexico, one in the highlands, then another in the valley regions.
He would pollinate a wheat stalk, then cover it with a trash bag to prevent contamination by other plants.
From our point of view, the job of the plant is to convert sunlight into energy and store that energy in a tasty way; then when we eat the plant, we get that energy.
We stick a bunch of seeds in the ground and then treat a thousand acres of corn pretty much as a single unit.
And then, the seeds we are using aren't anything to write home about, either.
He then noticed that when he bred short ones with short ones, he always got short ones.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
We apply inefficient agricultural techniques to grow and harvest them, and then we inefficiently distribute them.
And then how much longer until they are completely automatic?
Then Henry Ford came along, followed by a host of others, and cars got better and better while getting less and less expensive.
If the first order of genetic modification is deliberately keeping desirable mutations, then this is the second order: creating conditions for such genetic modifications to occur more rapidly.
All right then, not the cavalry, but a marshaling of arguments and observations that will show how the end of war is inevitable, or nearly so.
Then war can become obsolete, as foreign to us as slavery and public hangings.
If it was true then, then it is even more true now.
If there can be a day without war, then there can be two days without it.
Then there can be a week, a month, a year, a decade, and a century without war.
If it can be demonstrated that in the future, peace will always be preferable to all nations, then war will end.
Then someone else decides to send that child, at eighteen, to another land to kill people and to die?
The reasoning behind MAD was that if we can annihilate the Soviets or the Chinese and they in turn can annihilate us, then none of us will start a war.
If the weak nation will not willingly do the bidding of the strong one, then it is made to.
If NATO is responsible for the bulk of the world's military spending and NATO no longer has the stomach for full-on war with modern states, then large-scale war seems less likely.
Then slowly, over time, things changed.
Restaurants established a "smoking section," then some bold ones banned smoking altogether.
Public opinion is a powerful force, and if it is generally a force for peace, then the web magnifies it.
More precisely, it catalogues and tracks them and then allows you to communicate with them easily.
But if these other news outlets contradict the official account, then all the better.
Then it will slowly die out.
Then Latin became somewhat universal, from a Western viewpoint, as Rome's reach spread.
It is a tale of ambition and then of guilt.
We would then work feverishly on them for months before selling them for slightly less than we had paid.
Then we will list the things that might derail us on the way to that future.
If the answers to those questions are affirmative, then making assumptions about increasing rates of technological progress is very reasonable.
You might be asking, Then what?
Atmospheres will form, then plants will be seeded, and then the colonists will arrive.
As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly.
Then he went to live in the leafy pool at the end of the garden, where he made the summer nights musical with his quaint love-song.
I thought then that I was "making up a story," as children say, and I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
Then, perhaps, my own thoughts and experiences will come to the surface.
Then he evidently retracted his favourable judgment, why I do not know.
I was then twelve years old.
Mr. Gilman sat beside me and read the paper through first, then sentence by sentence, while I repeated the words aloud, to make sure that I understood him perfectly.
Just then the proctor informs you that the time is up.
I was then about eight years old.
Then she told me that she had a beautiful story about a little boy which she was sure I should like better than "The Scarlet Letter."
Then my teacher went to visit some friends in Boston, leaving me for a short time.
Then, again, La Fontaine seldom, if ever, appeals to our highest moral sense.
Then, too, there is in German literature a fine reserve which I like; but its chief glory is the recognition I find in it of the redeeming potency of woman's self-sacrificing love.
Then would their children grow stately as noble trees, and their thoughts sweet and pure as wayside flowers.
I enjoy having a play described to me while it is being acted on the stage far more than reading it, because then it seems as if I were living in the midst of stirring events.
Then they rose to fight the duel, and I followed the swift thrusts and parries of the swords and the waverings of poor Bob as his courage oozed out at his finger ends.
Then the great actor gave his coat a hitch and his mouth a twitch, and in an instant I was in the village of Falling Water and felt Schneider's shaggy head against my knee.
Is it not true, then, that my life with all its limitations touches at many points the life of the World Beautiful?
He made me sit in his armchair, while he brought different interesting things for me to examine, and at his request I recited "The Chambered Nautilus," which was then my favorite poem.
Then I asked many questions about the poem, and read his answers by placing my fingers on his lips.
Then he led me to the gate and kissed me tenderly on my forehead.
Next summer Mildred will go out in the garden with me and pick the big sweet strawberries and then she will be very happy.
Then I shall see lions and tigers and monkeys.
Then we rode for a long time to see all the beautiful things in West Newton.
Then it is all ready to be manufactured into engines, stoves, kettles and many other things.
When the leaves and the trees fell, the water and the soil covered them; and then more trees grew and fell also, and were buried under water and soil.
Then we had great fun.
Then I will take his soft chubby hand in mine, and go out in the bright sunshine with him.
Tell her to shake him, and then he will blow his trumpet.
I did not know then what she was doing, for I was quite ignorant of all things.
I did not know then that it was very naughty to do so.
This good and happy news delighted me exceedingly, for then I was sure that I should learn also.
Then think how much kindness you are sure of as long as you live.
At first I was very sorry when I found that the sun had hidden his shining face behind dull clouds, but afterwards I thought why he did it, and then I was happy.
Then the sun will appear in all his radiance and fill the world with light.
Education will bring light and music into Tommy's soul, and then he cannot help being happy.
Then I knew that you had not forgotten the dear little child, for the gift brought with it the thought of tender sympathy.
Then we are very, very happy.
I will see you to-morrow and then we can make the rest of our plans.
Then I was like the little blind children who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
Then I shall see you, and dear Mr. Bell, and Elsie and Daisy again!
Then the interference of Mr. Gilman resulted in Mrs. Keller's withdrawing Miss Helen and her sister, Miss Mildred, from the school.
Then comes the "Iliad."
If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.
Then the world has advanced one step in its heavenward march.
I considered this suggestion carefully, then I told Mr. Rhoades that I should be proud and glad to have wise friends to whom I could always turn for advice in all important matters.
I have worn it only once, but then I felt that Solomon in all his glory was not to be compared with me!
Then for the first time she had her whole manuscript under her finger at once.
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.
Miss Keller does not as a rule read very fast, but she reads deliberately, not so much because she feels the words less quickly than we see then, as because it is one of her habits of mind to do things thoroughly and well.
What her good friend, Charles Dudley Warner, wrote about her in Harper's Magazine in 1896 was true then, and it remains true now:
Then her teacher calls her an incorrigible little sermonizer, and she laughs at herself.
Then she asked clear, penetrating questions about the terms of the surrender, and began to discuss them.
Then it is amusing to read of the elaborate preparation I underwent to fit me for the great task my friends entrusted to me.
Doubtless the work of the past few months does seem like a triumphal march to him; but then people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Then the educators all over the world said their say and for the most part did not help matters.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
Whenever anybody gives her anything, she points to it, then to herself, and nods her head.
Then I took the doll, meaning to give it back to her when she had made the letters; but she thought I meant to take it from her, and in an instant she was in a temper, and tried to seize the doll.
Then it occurred to me that it was useless to continue the struggle--I must do something to turn the current of her thoughts.
Then I showed her the doll and spelled the word again, holding the doll toward her as I held the cake.
She made the "c-a," then stopped and thought, and making the sign for eating and pointing downward she pushed me toward the door, meaning that I must go downstairs for some cake.
She started forward, then hesitated a moment, evidently debating within herself whether she would go or not.
I took them off and showed her that the two wooden ones must go on first, then the glass bead.
She amused herself with the beads until dinner-time, bringing the strings to me now and then for my approval.
She kept this up for half an hour, then she got up to see what I was doing.
Then she went all round the table to see who was there, and finding no one but me, she seemed bewildered.
Then we had another tussle over folding her napkin.
Then I let her out into the warm sunshine and went up to my room and threw myself on the bed exhausted.
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.
This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.
Then Helen sat down by her and began to manipulate her claws.
I showed her the napkin and pinned it round her neck, then tore it off and threw it on the floor and shook my head.
Then I let her decide whether she will sew or knit or crochet.
Then it occurred to me that with the help of this new word I might succeed in straightening out the "mug-milk" difficulty.
Then she dropped on the ground and asked for its name and pointed to the pump and the trellis, and suddenly turning round she asked for my name.
Just then the nurse brought Helen's little sister into the pump-house, and Helen spelled "baby" and pointed to the nurse.
Then she held up one finger and said "baby."
Then we sit down under a tree, or in the shade of a bush, and talk about it.
She went through these motions several times, mimicking every movement, then she stood very still for a moment with a troubled look on her face, which suddenly cleared, and she spelled, "Good Helen," and wreathed her face in a very large, artificial smile.
Then she carried the doll upstairs and put it on the top shelf of the wardrobe, and she has not touched it since.
Even then it looked more like a mechanical toy than a living creature.
Then she got up and stood very still, as if listening with her feet for Mildred's "thump, thump."
Then she said: Wrong girl did eat letter.
After thinking a moment she said, "My eyes are bad!" then she changed it into "My eyes are sick!"
Just then the nurse came into the cistern-house bringing her little sister.
Then she took the other ball and made her sign for LARGE by spreading both hands over it.
Then her attention was called to the hardness of the one ball and the softness of the other, and she learned SOFT and HARD.
I then said to her with the finger alphabet, "wind fast," or "wind slow," holding her hands and showing her how to do as I wished.
Then she said, "Helen wind slow," again suiting the action to the words.
Just then I had no sentences in raised letters which she could understand; but she would sit for hours feeling each word in her book.
I then guided her hand to form the sentence, "Cat does drink milk."
I wished her to make the groups of threes and supposed she would then have to count them in order to know what number fifteen threes would make.
But even then I can never have a quiet half hour to myself.
Then I ate my dinner.
She buried me under the pillows and then I grew very slow like tree out of ground.
Then she threw herself on the floor and began to swim so energetically that some of us thought we should be kicked out of our chairs!
"What would you like, then?" asked the Doctor.
I was then standing beside her, holding her hand.
The aurists then tried their experiments with quite different results.
When her attention was drawn to a marble slab inscribed with the name FLORENCE in relief, she dropped upon the ground as though looking for something, then turned to me with a face full of trouble, and asked, "Were is poor little Florence?"
Then she added: I think she is very dead.
Then it is beautiful to observe with what patience, sweetness, and perseverance Helen endeavours to bring the unruly fingers of her little friend into proper position.
Then I will have four children.
There was a hopeless look in the dull eye that I could not help noticing, and then, as I was thinking where I had seen that horse before, she looked full at me and said, 'Black Beauty, is that you?'
She was quiet for a moment, and then asked, with spirit: How do you know that I cannot understand?
Once, when a question puzzled her very much, I suggested that we take a walk and then perhaps she would understand it.
She then moved her finger to the next line with an expression of eager interest.
She often reads for two or three hours in succession, and then lays aside her book reluctantly.
She then asked, "Who made God?"
I then asked her, "Can you think of your soul as separate from your body?"
"Oh, yes!" she replied; "because last hour I was thinking very hard of Mr. Anagnos, and then my mind,"--then changing the word--"my soul was in Athens, but my body was here in the study."
"But if I write what my soul thinks," she said, "then it will be visible, and the words will be its body."
A moment after she said, "Will you please go first and tell me all about it?" and then she added, "Tuscumbia is a very beautiful little town."
Then why did He let little sister fall this morning, and hurt her head so badly?
There is, then, a good deal that Miss Sullivan has done for Miss Keller which no other teacher can do in just the same way for any one else.
It was, then, to a good subject that Miss Sullivan brought her devotion and intelligence, and fearless willingness to experiment.
Occasionally she broke out into a merry laugh, and then she would reach out and touch the mouth of any one who happened to be near her, to see if he were laughing also.
She gave me a kiss and then ran away, because she was a shy little girl.
"He will know how to make good use of the treasure," added Jack Frost; then he told the fairies not to loiter by the way, but to do his bidding quickly.
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.
Then looking more closely at the trees around, they saw that the treasure was all melting away, and that much of it was already spread over the leaves of the oak trees and maples, which were shining with their gorgeous dress of gold and bronze, crimson and emerald.
King Frost frowned and looked very angry at first, and his fairies trembled for fear and cowered still lower in their hiding-places; but just then two little children came dancing through the wood, and though they did not see King Frost or the fairies, they saw the beautiful colour of the leaves, and laughed with delight, and began picking great bunches to take to their mother.
Then the fairies thanked him for his forgiveness, and promised to work very hard to please him; and the good-natured king took them all up in his arms, and carried them safely home to his palace.
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.
Then they began to wander merrily about searching for nuts, climbing trees, peeping curiously into the empty birds' nests, and playing hide and seek from behind the trees.
Then looking around more closely, they saw that much of the treasure was already melted, for the oaks and maples were arrayed in gorgeous dresses of gold and crimson and emerald.
At first King Frost was very angry, and the fairies trembled and crouched lower in their hiding-places, and I do not know what might have happened to them if just then a party of boys and girls had not entered the wood.
Then my parents knew I would live, and they were very happy.
Then a strange, fearful sense of danger terrified me.
Then came the work in college--original theme writing with new ideals of composition or at least new methods of suggesting those ideals.
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.
Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
How, then, could I have a furnished house?
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
The laborer's day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
All that I could say, then, with respect to farming on a large scale--I have always cultivated a garden--was, that I had had my seeds ready.
Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
Some give directions to be waked every half-hour, doubtless for no other purpose; and then, to pay for it, they tell what they have dreamed.
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 read one or two shallow books of travel in the intervals of my work, till that employment made me ashamed of myself, and I asked where it was then that I lived.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.
The note of this once wild Indian pheasant is certainly the most remarkable of any bird's, and if they could be naturalized without being domesticated, it would soon become the most famous sound in our woods, surpassing the clangor of the goose and the hooting of the owl; and then imagine the cackling of the hens to fill the pauses when their lords' clarions rested!
As the conversation began to assume a loftier and grander tone, we gradually shoved our chairs farther apart till they touched the wall in opposite corners, and then commonly there was not room enough.
May be the man you hoe with is inclined to race; then, by gorry, your mind must be there; you think of weeds.
How, then, can our harvest fail?
I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
Perhaps on that spring morning when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden Walden Pond was already in existence, and even then breaking up in a gentle spring rain accompanied with mist and a southerly wind, and covered with myriads of ducks and geese, which had not heard of the fall, when still such pure lakes sufficed them.
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.
For four months in the year its water is as cold as it is pure at all times; and I think that it is then as good as any, if not the best, in the town.
The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some land of sylvan spectacle.
Though the woodchoppers have laid bare first this shore and then that, and the Irish have built their sties by it, and the railroad has infringed on its border, and the ice-men have skimmed it once, it is itself unchanged, the same water which my youthful eyes fell on; all the change is in me.
No wonder, then, that he did not oftener stay to play on the common.
Say, some hollow tree; and then for morning calls and dinner-parties!
Leave me alone, then, for a while.
Well, then, let's be off.
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.
After soaking two years and then lying high six months it was perfectly sound, though waterlogged past drying.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.
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.
Here then men saluted one another, and heard and told the news, and went their ways again.
And then fresh sparks went up above the wood, as if the roof fell in, and we all shouted "Concord to the rescue!"
Sometimes one came near to my window, attracted by my light, barked a vulpine curse at me, and then retreated.
Sometimes, however, he will run upon a wall many rods, and then leap off far to one side, and he appears to know that water will not retain his scent.
A hunter told me that he once saw a fox pursued by hounds burst out on to Walden when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, run part way across, and then return to the same shore.
Then the hunter came forward and stood in their midst, and the mystery was solved.
They waited in silence while he skinned the fox, then followed the brush a while, and at length turned off into the woods again.
Such then was its nature.
Then to my morning work.
One has suggested, that if such a "leach-hole" should be found, its connection with the meadow, if any existed, might be proved by conveying some colored powder or sawdust to the mouth of the hole, and then putting a strainer over the spring in the meadow, which would catch some of the particles carried through by the current.
Not seeing any ducks, he hid his boat on the north or back side of an island in the pond, and then concealed himself in the bushes on the south side, to await them.
But when I stood on the shore they at once rose up with a great flapping of wings at the signal of their commander, and when they had got into rank circled about over my head, twenty-nine of them, and then steered straight to Canada, with a regular honk from the leader at intervals, trusting to break their fast in muddier pools.
As soon as the breath of evening does not suffice longer to preserve them, then the nature of man does not differ much from that of the brute.
How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity!
Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
They will then be the only slaves.
A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
If I had known how to name them, I should then have signed off in detail from all the societies which I never signed on to; but I did not know where to find a complete list.
My neighbors did not thus salute me, but first looked at me, and then at one another, as if I had returned from a long journey.
This, then, is my position at present.
Now then, what are you thinking of? she went on, turning to Prince Hippolyte.
"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."
He waited for the first pause in the conversation, and then with a distressed face left the room to find Sonya.
Well, then, I won't; only forgive me, Sonya!
Well, then, come here, said she, and went further in among the plants and threw down the doll.
Then she slipped down among the flowerpots on the other side of the tubs and stood, hanging her head.
In another four years... then I will ask for your hand.
(She used the word "diplomat," which was just then much in vogue among the children, in the special sense they attached to it.)
One learns many things then, she added with a certain pride.
"Then it is certain?" said the prince.
Pierre stood looking at the sisters; then he bowed and said: Then I will go to my rooms.
Pierre stood looking at the sisters; then he bowed and said: Then I will go to my rooms.
Then you are his son, Ilya?
Then I'll find you another place.
"Well, then, old chap, mon tres honorable Alphonse Karlovich," said Shinshin, laughing ironically and mixing the most ordinary Russian expressions with the choicest French phrases--which was a peculiarity of his speech.
Then just think what can be done with two hundred and thirty rubles!
Then the strains of the count's household band were replaced by the clatter of knives and forks, the voices of visitors, and the soft steps of the footmen.
Then with the unerring official memory that characterized him he repeated from the opening words of the manifesto:
Well, then, let's be quick.
But Nicholas is my cousin... one would have to... the Metropolitan himself... and even then it can't be done.
Then Nicholas sang a song he had just learned:
A day or two, then bliss unspoilt, But oh! till then I cannot live!...
Then she shook her head and glanced up at the icons with a sigh.
"And then of course my family has also to be considered," Prince Vasili went on, testily pushing away a little table without looking at her.
If not, then as soon as all is over," and Prince Vasili sighed to intimate what he meant by the words all is over, "and the count's papers are opened, the will and letter will be delivered to the Emperor, and the petition will certainly be granted.
He will then be the legal heir to everything and you won't get anything.
If you don't believe me, then believe an expert.
Rousing himself, Pierre followed Anna Mikhaylovna out of the carriage, and only then began to think of the interview with his dying father which awaited him.
Anna Mikhaylovna, addressing a maid who was hurrying past with a decanter on a tray as "my dear" and "my sweet," asked about the princess' health and then led Pierre along a stone passage.
She smiled, hid her face in her handkerchief, and remained with it hidden for awhile; then looking up and seeing Pierre she again began to laugh.
The sick man was given something to drink, there was a stir around him, then the people resumed their places and the service continued.
Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man's eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
All right then, sit down.
Then she suddenly rose and with her heavy tread went up to the table.
What then should I say, if I dared complain, I who am deprived of all who are dear to me?
Just then a closed carriage and another with a hood drove up to the porch.
The two women let go of one another, and then, as if afraid of being too late, seized each other's hands, kissing them and pulling them away, and again began kissing each other on the face, and then to Prince Andrew's surprise both began to cry and kissed again.
Mary! they suddenly exclaimed, and then laughed.
He stroked her hair and then patted her awkwardly on the back of her neck.
"I'm glad, glad, to see you," he said, looking attentively into her eyes, and then quickly went to his place and sat down.
Well, then go to your Buonaparte!
Princess Mary was first surprised and then aghast at this question.
"Remember this, Prince Andrew, if they kill you it will hurt me, your old father..." he paused unexpectedly, and then in a querulous voice suddenly shrieked: "but if I hear that you have not behaved like a son of Nicholas Bolkonski, I shall be ashamed!"
"Adieu, Mary," said he gently to his sister, taking her by the hand and kissing her, and then he left the room with rapid steps.
Then amidst a dead silence the feeble voice of the commander-in-chief was heard.
At first Kutuzov stood still while the regiment moved; then he and the general in white, accompanied by the suite, walked between the ranks.
The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
Well, then, you just...
A drummer, their leader, turned round facing the singers, and flourishing his arm, began a long-drawn-out soldiers' song, commencing with the words: "Morning dawned, the sun was rising," and concluding: "On then, brothers, on to glory, led by Father Kamenski."
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
Here are two letters from Count Nostitz and here is one from His Highness the Archduke Ferdinand and here are these," he said, handing him several papers, "make a neat memorandum in French out of all this, showing all the news we have had of the movements of the Austrian army, and then give it to his excellency."
Then he lifted his head, stretched his neck as if he intended to say something, but immediately, with affected indifference, began to hum to himself, producing a queer sound which immediately broke off.
Then wrinkles ran over his face like a wave and his forehead became smooth again, he bowed his head respectfully, closed his eyes, silently let Mack enter his room before him, and closed the door himself behind him.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
Rostov patted the horse's neck and then his flank, and lingered for a moment.
Then he remained silent for a while, and all at once looked cheerfully with his glittering, black eyes at Rostov.
"Then I'll have it brought round," said Rostov wishing to avoid Telyanin, and he went out to give the order.
"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.
But at the door he stopped and then retraced his steps.
Now then, Wostov, now then!
Rostov, growing red and pale alternately, looked first at one officer and then at the other.
Just then Zherkov entered the room.
The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
Then came the distant report of a shot, and our troops could be seen hurrying to the crossing.
Now then, let's see how far it will carry, Captain.
Then came some merry soldiers who had evidently been drinking.
"And then, old fellow, he gives him one in the teeth with the butt end of his gun..." a soldier whose greatcoat was well tucked up said gaily, with a wide swing of his arm.
Then followed a cart unlike any that had gone before.
Now, then, you there! get out of the way!
Then the clang of hoofs, as of several horses galloping, resounded on the planks of the bridge, and the squadron, officers in front and men four abreast, spread across the bridge and began to emerge on his side of it.
Just then the commander appeared on the bridge.
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.
Then he imagined how, after the attack, Bogdanich would come up to him as he lay wounded and would magnanimously extend the hand of reconciliation.
Then came the word of command.
And who then would give us the Vladimir medal and ribbon?
On the French side, amid the groups with cannon, a cloud of smoke appeared, then a second and a third almost simultaneously, and at the moment when the first report was heard a fourth was seen.
Then two reports one after another, and a third.
Then he began to imagine that the Russians were running away and that he himself was killed, but he quickly roused himself with a feeling of joy, as if learning afresh that this was not so but that on the contrary the French had run away.
The minister drew the remaining papers together, arranged them evenly, and then raised his head.
Besides it was pleasant, after his reception by the Austrians, to speak if not in Russian (for they were speaking French) at least with a Russian who would, he supposed, share the general Russian antipathy to the Austrians which was then particularly strong.
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.
You with all your forces fall on the unfortunate Mortier and his one division, and even then Mortier slips through your fingers!
The one general whom we all loved, Schmidt, you expose to a bullet, and then you congratulate us on the victory!
From politeness and to start conversation, they asked him a few questions about the army and the battle, and then the talk went off into merry jests and gossip.
Then followed other questions just as simple: Was Kutuzov well?
Then the Russian ambassador took him by the shoulder, led him to the window, and began to talk to him.
"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.
Then came two more, and many more running behind.
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.
One bullet and then another whistled past him.
Twice they noticed the French appearing below them, and then they fired grapeshot at them.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
"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!
"Then what is this blood on the gun carriage?" inquired Tushin.
He kept closing his eyes and then again looking at the fire, which seemed to him dazzlingly red, and at the feeble, round-shouldered figure of Tushin who was sitting cross-legged like a Turk beside him.
Then a thin, pale soldier, his neck bandaged with a bloodstained leg band, came up and in angry tones asked the artillerymen for water.
Then a cheerful soldier ran up, begging a little fire for the infantry.
The aunt coughed, swallowed, and said in French that she was very pleased to see Helene, then she turned to Pierre with the same words of welcome and the same look.
She was, as always at evening parties, wearing a dress such as was then fashionable, cut very low at front and back.
I will invite two or three people, and if he does not understand what he ought to do then it will be my affair--yes, my affair.
"Kuzmich... From all sides... and then tears," someone repeated laughing.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
Then there was nothing.
Then I played cards with her and picked up her reticule and drove out with her.
Then it would suddenly seem to him that it was not she but he was so unusually beautiful, and that that was why they all looked so at him, and flattered by this general admiration he would expand his chest, raise his head, and rejoice at his good fortune.
But then the expression of severity changed, and he drew Pierre's hand downwards, made him sit down, and smiled affectionately.
His head sank forward and then he roused himself.
"All right, all right," interrupted the prince, and laughing his unnatural way, he stretched out his hand for Alpatych to kiss, and then proceeded to his study.
Then Anatole came up to her.
Then rising, he suddenly went up to his daughter.
I will ask her tomorrow in your presence; if she is willing, then he can stay on.
I try to be reserved because in the depth of my soul I feel too near to him already, but then he cannot know what I think of him and may imagine that I do not like him.
He would carry her away and then sa pauvre mere would appear and he would marry her.
But Anatole's expression, though his eyes were fixed on her, referred not to her but to the movements of Mademoiselle Bourienne's little foot, which he was then touching with his own under the clavichord.
Not till then! she said.
"How am I to understand you, mon pere?" said the princess, growing pale and then blushing.
"Now then, now then, I'm only joking!" he said.
Reply: yes or no," he shouted, "and then I shall reserve the right to state my opinion also.
Anna Mikhaylovna sat down beside him, with her own handkerchief wiped the tears from his eyes and from the letter, then having dried her own eyes she comforted the count, and decided that at dinner and till teatime she would prepare the countess, and after tea, with God's help, would inform her.
Then I will go and tell at once.
At first he heard the sound of indifferent voices, then Anna Mikhaylovna's voice alone in a long speech, then a cry, then silence, then both voices together with glad intonations, and then footsteps.
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.
On receiving Boris' letter he rode with a fellow officer to Olmutz, dined there, drank a bottle of wine, and then set off alone to the Guards' camp to find his old playmate.
After reading a few lines, he glanced angrily at Berg, then, meeting his eyes, hid his face behind the letter.
He could not tell them simply that everyone went at a trot and that he fell off his horse and sprained his arm and then ran as hard as he could from a Frenchman into the wood.
Well then, on Friday after the review I shall expect you, Drubetskoy.
Then, like the crowing of cocks at sunrise, this was repeated by others from various sides and all became silent.
Hurrah!" thundered from all sides, one regiment after another greeting the Tsar with the strains of the march, and then "Hurrah!"... Then the general march, and again "Hurrah!
Hurrah!" thundered from all sides, one regiment after another greeting the Tsar with the strains of the march, and then "Hurrah!"... Then the general march, and again "Hurrah!
"How can the Emperor be undecided?" thought Rostov, but then even this indecision appeared to him majestic and enchanting, like everything else the Tsar did.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
All were then more confident of victory than the winning of two battles would have made them.
"Very well, then, be so good as to wait," said Prince Andrew to the general, in Russian, speaking with the French intonation he affected when he wished to speak contemptuously, and noticing Boris, Prince Andrew, paying no more heed to the general who ran after him imploring him to hear something more, nodded and turned to him with a cheerful smile.
Rostov saw the Cossacks and then the first and second squadrons of hussars and infantry battalions and artillery pass by and go forward and then Generals Bagration and Dolgorukov ride past with their adjutants.
He was breathless with agitation, his face was red, and when he heard some French spoken he at once began speaking to the officers, addressing first one, then another.
Then all at once he raised his eyebrows, abruptly touched his horse with his left foot, and galloped on.
And he was not the only man to experience that feeling during those memorable days preceding the battle of Austerlitz: nine tenths of the men in the Russian army were then in love, though less ecstatically, with their Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms.
Then Miloradovich looked round significantly at the other generals.
And then that happy moment, that Toulon for which he had so long waited, presents itself to him at last.
"Well and then?" asked the other voice.
"Well then," Prince Andrew answered himself, "I don't know what will happen and don't want to know, and can't, but if I want this--want glory, want to be known to men, want to be loved by them, it is not my fault that I want it and want nothing but that and live only for that.
Over there, where the shouting came from, a fire flared up and went out again, then another, and all along the French line on the hill fires flared up and the shouting grew louder and louder.
Rostov rode up to Bagration, reported to him, and then joined the adjutants listening to what the generals were saying.
Then I may reckon on it, your excellency?
Then why are you here?
Then a general rode past shouting something angrily, not in Russian.
In front in the fog a shot was heard and then another, at first irregularly at varying intervals--trata... tat--and then more and more regularly and rapidly, and the action at the Goldbach Stream began.
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.
Just then at a distance behind Kutuzov was heard the sound of regiments saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended line of the advancing Russian columns.
One soldier moved and then another and soon the whole battalion ran forward shouting "Hurrah!" and overtook him.
Several wounded men passed along the road, and words of abuse, screams, and groans mingled in a general hubbub, then the firing died down.
Rostov considered, and then went in the direction where they said he would be killed.
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy- legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
Some time passed in silence, and then the same joke was repeated.
Then they've not gone to bed yet?
"Now then, get on," he shouted to the driver.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
"Well then, that's excellent," said he.
Then what are you up to now?
Well then, you won't understand.
Oh, well then, good-by: go and dress.
Well then, be quick.
Her looks asked him to forgive her for having dared, by Natasha's intermediacy, to remind him of his promise, and then thanked him for his love.
"Shall we have three cold dishes then?" asked the cook.
"Then am I to order those large sterlets?" asked the steward.
Bring glory then to Alexander's reign And on the throne our Titus shield.
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 then, till tomorrow at Sokolniki," said Dolokhov, as he took leave of Rostov in the club porch.
But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me.
It's even certain that I should have done the same, then why this duel, this murder?
Not at all expecting so loud a report, Pierre shuddered at the sound and then, smiling at his own sensations, stood still.
Even then I felt it, he thought.
I felt then that it was not so, that I had no right to do it.
I then thought that I did not understand her.
Then Robespierre was beheaded for being a despot.
She looked at Princess Mary, then sat thinking for a while with that expression of attention to something within her that is only seen in pregnant women, and suddenly began to cry.
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.
Then the voice said something more, Demyan replied, and the steps in the felt boots approached the unseen bend of the staircase more rapidly.
Then suddenly a terrible shriek--it could not be hers, she could not scream like that--came from the bedroom.
Another five days passed, and then the young Prince Nicholas Andreevich was baptized.
And then to call him out, reckoning on Fedya not fighting because he owed him money!
Then I am young.
"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.
I'll just finish dealing, and then Ilyushka will come with his chorus.
"None but fools trust to luck in play," Dolokhov had then said.
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."
Such a little while ago I came to this table with the thought of winning a hundred rubles to buy that casket for Mamma's name day and then going home.
Then when am I to have it?
Now then, Natasha, now then, dearest!
Well then, what do you want?
Well then, tell him so.
Well then, accept his offer.
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
Then change it, purify thyself; and as thou art purified, thou wilt gain wisdom.
Willarski, stepping toward him, said something to him in French in an undertone and then went up to a small wardrobe in which Pierre noticed garments such as he had never seen before.
Then he drew his face down, kissed him, and taking him by the hand led him forward.
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.
Then the candles were relit and he was told that he would see the full light; the bandage was again removed and more than ten voices said together: "Sic transit gloria mundi."
Then a place was assigned to Pierre, he was shown the signs of the Lodge, told the password, and at last was permitted to sit down.
Now and then his attention wandered from the book and the Square and he formed in imagination a new plan of life.
I was against this marriage even then and foretold all that has happened.
Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy and self-possessed, entered the drawing room elegantly dressed in the uniform of an aide-de- camp and was duly conducted to pay his respects to the aunt and then brought back to the general circle.
Hippolyte said interrogatively, again laughing, and then calmly and seriously sat back in his chair.
In 1806 the old prince was made one of the eight commanders in chief then appointed to supervise the enrollment decreed throughout Russia.
Then he bursts into one of his wild furies and rages at everyone and everything, seizes the letters, opens them, and reads those from the Emperor addressed to others.
"Yes, we have altered much, very much, since then," said Prince Andrew.
Let us have dinner, and then we'll set off.
"Come, let's argue then," said Prince Andrew, "You talk of schools," he went on, crooking a finger, "education and so forth; that is, you want to raise him" (pointing to a peasant who passed by them taking off his cap) "from his animal condition and awaken in him spiritual needs, while it seems to me that animal happiness is the only happiness possible, and that is just what you want to deprive him of.
Then I don't eat, don't wash... and how is it with you?...
Then there's this house, which must be built in order to have a nook of one's own in which to be quiet.
And I won't--not even if Bonaparte were here at Smolensk threatening Bald Hills--even then I wouldn't serve in the Russian army!
Then you are serving?
Prince Andrew, glancing at Pierre, broke the silence now and then with remarks which showed that he was in a good temper.
I'd sleep a bit and then again go and kiss the relics, and there was such peace all around, such blessedness, that one don't want to come out, even into the light of heaven again.
Prince Andrew went out of the room, and then, leaving "God's folk" to finish their tea, Princess Mary took Pierre into the drawing room.
Drain the blood from men's veins and put in water instead, then there will be no more war!
Old women's nonsense--old women's nonsense! he repeated, but still he patted Pierre affectionately on the shoulder, and then went up to the table where Prince Andrew, evidently not wishing to join in the conversation, was looking over the papers his father had brought from town.
The hut was made in the following manner, which had then come into vogue.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
Then Denisov's voice was heard shouting farther and farther away.
"Very well, then!" shouted the little officer, undaunted and not riding away.
A deep saucer of black blood was taken from his hairy arm and only then was he able to relate what had happened to him.
'Now then, where's your chief's quarters?'
Then he says: 'Go and give a weceipt to the commissioner, but your affair will be passed on to headquarters.'
Just then a commissariat soldier, a hospital orderly, came in from the next room, marching stiffly, and drew up in front of Rostov.
Well then, say so!
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
Then again he thought of Lazarev rewarded and Denisov punished and unpardoned.
He read awhile and then put out his candle, but relit it.
"To bed then, if it must be!" and she slammed the casement.
Then he would turn away to the portrait of his dead Lise, who with hair curled a la grecque looked tenderly and gaily at him out of the gilt frame.
Then suddenly the grating sound of a harsh voice was heard from the other side of the door, and the officer--with pale face and trembling lips--came out and passed through the waiting room, clutching his head.
It was just then that he received a letter from his wife, who implored him to see her, telling him how grieved she was about him and how she wished to devote her whole life to him.
Pierre saw that there was a conspiracy against him and that they wanted to reunite him with his wife, and in the mood he then was, this was not even unpleasant to him.
My benefactor then explained to me fully the meaning of the Great Square of creation and pointed out to me that the numbers three and seven are the basis of everything.
But if I forgive her for the sake of doing right, then let union with her have only a spiritual aim.
Got up at eight, read the Scriptures, then went to my duties.
Then our talk turned to the interpretation of the seven pillars and steps of the Temple, the seven sciences, the seven virtues, the seven vices, and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
After this, three pages were left blank in the diary, and then the following was written:
Then it seemed that we all left the room and something strange happened.
And suddenly I saw him lying like a dead body; then he gradually recovered and went with me into my study carrying a large book of sheets of drawing paper; I said, "I drew that," and he answered by bowing his head.
"Or at least twenty thousand, Count," he added, "and then a note of hand for only sixty thousand."
Since then she had not seen him.
He did not stay more than ten minutes, then rose and took his leave.
"Now then, now then!" said she.
"Well, what then?" said she.
She is unusually intelligent, charming... and then she is pretty, uncommonly pretty, and agile--she swims and rides splendidly... and her voice!
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short petticoat from under which her dancing shoes showed, and in her mother's dressing jacket, ran up to Sonya, scrutinized her, and then ran to her mother.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
Suddenly everybody stirred, began talking, and pressed forward and then back, and between the two rows, which separated, the Emperor entered to the sounds of music that had immediately struck up.
Then the crowd hastily retired from the drawing-room door, at which the Emperor reappeared talking to the hostess.
The host followed with Marya Antonovna Naryshkina; then came ambassadors, ministers, and various generals, whom Peronskaya diligently named.
"If she goes to her cousin first and then to another lady, she will be my wife," said Prince Andrew to himself quite to his own surprise, as he watched her.
Then he vividly pictured to himself Bogucharovo, his occupations in the country, his journey to Ryazan; he remembered the peasants and Dron the village elder, and mentally applying to them the Personal Rights he had divided into paragraphs, he felt astonished that he could have spent so much time on such useless work.
She asked this and then became confused, feeling that she ought not to have asked it.
Having lit his candle he sat up in bed, then got up, then lay down again not at all troubled by his sleeplessness: his soul was as fresh and joyful as if he had stepped out of a stuffy room into God's own fresh air.
He decided that he must attend to his son's education by finding a tutor and putting the boy in his charge, then he ought to retire from the service and go abroad, and see England, Switzerland and Italy.
Berg, closely buttoned up in his new uniform, sat beside his wife explaining to her that one always could and should be acquainted with people above one, because only then does one get satisfaction from acquaintances.
Just then Count Bezukhov was announced.
After Boris came a lady with the colonel, then the general himself, then the Rostovs, and the party became unquestionably exactly like all other evening parties.
She told her how he had complimented her, how he told her he was going abroad, asked her where they were going to spend the summer, and then how he had asked her about Boris.
It was as if she feared this strange, unexpected happiness of meeting again the very man she had then chosen (she was firmly convinced she had done so) and of finding him, as it seemed, not indifferent to her.
Already then, directly I saw him I felt something peculiar.
"If only they would let me end my days as I want to," thought the old man, "then they might do as they please."
He just came and then left off, left off...
In the hall the porch door opened, and someone asked, "At home?" and then footsteps were heard.
Then she sighed loudly and, catching her breath more and more quickly, began to sob.
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?"
Five years have passed since then, and already I, with my petty understanding, begin to see clearly why she had to die, and in what way that death was but an expression of the infinite goodness of the Creator, whose every action, though generally incomprehensible to us, is but a manifestation of His infinite love for His creatures.
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.
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.
"Besides," he wrote, "the matter was not then so definitely settled as it is now.
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 village elder, a peasant delegate, and the village clerk, who were waiting in the passage, heard with fear and delight first the young count's voice roaring and snapping and rising louder and louder, and then words of abuse, dreadful words, ejaculated one after the other.
Then with no less fear and delight they saw how the young count, red in the face and with bloodshot eyes, dragged Mitenka out by the scruff of the neck and applied his foot and knee to his behind with great agility at convenient moments between the words, shouting, Be off!
Well then, this! and he tore up the note, and by so doing caused the old countess to weep tears of joy.
Milka, a black-spotted, broad-haunched bitch with prominent black eyes, got up on seeing her master, stretched her hind legs, lay down like a hare, and then suddenly jumped up and licked him right on his nose and mustache.
Then put off feeding them.
The horses stepped over the field as over a thick carpet, now and then splashing into puddles as they crossed a road.
Then, unexpectedly, as often happens, the sound of the hunt suddenly approached, as if the hounds in full cry and Daniel ulyulyuing were just in front of them.
At the same instant, with a cry like a wail, first one hound, then another, and then another, sprang helter-skelter from the wood opposite and the whole pack rushed across the field toward the very spot where the wolf had disappeared.
"Only once in my life to get an old wolf, I want only that!" thought he, straining eyes and ears and looking to the left and then to the right and listening to the slightest variation of note in the cries of the dogs.
With his hand on his saddlebow, he was ready to dismount and stab the wolf, when she suddenly thrust her head up from among that mass of dogs, and then her forepaws were on the edge of the gully.
Then from that spot came the sound of a horn, with the signal agreed on in case of a fight.
But when it is, then look out! his appearance seemed to Nicholas to be saying.
"Uncle" asked his visitors to sit down and make themselves at home, and then went out of the room.
"Take this, little Lady-Countess!" she kept saying, as she offered Natasha first one thing and then another.
Then why harm anyone?
"Do you play then?" asked Natasha.
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
Played "Uncle" once more, running his fingers skillfully over the strings, and then he stopped short and jerked his shoulders.
"Now then, niece!" he exclaimed, waving to Natasha the hand that had just struck a chord.
"Uncle" played another song and a valse; then after a pause he cleared his throat and sang his favorite hunting song:
Well, you see, first I thought that Rugay, the red hound, was like Uncle, and that if he were a man he would always keep Uncle near him, if not for his riding, then for his manner.
And then I thought...
And then I was saying to myself all the way, 'How well Anisya carried herself, how well!'
Then she told him that she knew of a splendid girl and tried to discover what he thought about marriage.
Natasha came into the room, went up to Sonya, glanced at what she was doing, and then went up to her mother and stood without speaking.
She passed into the sitting room, stood there thinking awhile, and then went into the maids' room.
Natasha sat down, listened to their talk with a serious and thoughtful air, and then got up again.
There won't then be in me what there is now.
I had a funny doll then and wanted to give it to you.
"Yes, we're philosophizing," said Natasha, glancing round for a moment and then continuing the conversation.
The soul is immortal--well then, if I shall always live I must have lived before, lived for a whole eternity.
The mummers (some of the house serfs) dressed up as bears, Turks, innkeepers, and ladies--frightening and funny--bringing in with them the cold from outside and a feeling of gaiety, crowded, at first timidly, into the anteroom, then hiding behind one another they pushed into the ballroom where, shyly at first and then more and more merrily and heartily, they started singing, dancing, and playing Christmas games.
Then he caught her up.
A tree in the garden snapped with the frost, and then all was again perfectly silent.
They ran to the barn and then back again, re-entering, he by the front and she by the back porch.
"Then it's all right?" said Nicholas, again scrutinizing the expression of his sister's face to see if she was in earnest.
Then he jumped down and, his boots scrunching the snow, ran back to his sleigh.
At first there was nothing, then I saw him lying down.
Well, and then, Sonya?...
He first implored her to forgive him and Sonya and consent to their marriage, then he threatened that if she molested Sonya he would at once marry her secretly.
Had he not at one time longed with all his heart to establish a republic in Russia; then himself to be a Napoleon; then to be a philosopher; and then a strategist and the conqueror of Napoleon?
Sometimes he consoled himself with the thought that he was only living this life temporarily; but then he was shocked by the thought of how many, like himself, had entered that life and that club temporarily, with all their teeth and hair, and had only left it when not a single tooth or hair remained.
At first she heard only Metivier's voice, then her father's, then both voices began speaking at the same time, the door was flung open, and on the threshold appeared the handsome figure of the terrified Metivier with his shock of black hair, and the prince in his dressing gown and fez, his face distorted with fury and the pupils of his eyes rolled downwards.
Then why was that scoundrel admitted?
Then he slammed the door, sent for Mademoiselle Bourienne, and subsided into his study.
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.
Then there is only one thing left--to go away, but where could I go?
From early in the morning, wearing a dressing jacket, she attended to her household affairs, and then she drove out: on holy days to church and after the service to jails and prisons on affairs of which she never spoke to anyone.
She rarely made an exception and went out to pay visits, and then only to the most important persons in the town.
As for them"--and she pointed to the girls--"tomorrow I'll take them first to the Iberian shrine of the Mother of God, and then we'll drive to the Super-Rogue's.
When they got home she turned everybody out of the room except Natasha, and then called her pet to her armchair.
Then all will be well.
Then a maidservant ran into the hall and hurriedly said something, mentioning the princess.
If you'll allow me to leave my Natasha in your hands for a quarter of an hour, Princess, I'll drive round to see Anna Semenovna, it's quite near in the Dogs' Square, and then I'll come back for her.
I would not be silly and afraid of things, I would simply embrace him, cling to him, and make him look at me with those searching inquiring eyes with which he has so often looked at me, and then I would make him laugh as he used to laugh.
She knew what it was all meant to represent, but it was so pretentiously false and unnatural that she first felt ashamed for the actors and then amused at them.
As she looked and thought, the strangest fancies unexpectedly and disconnectedly passed through her mind: the idea occurred to her of jumping onto the edge of the box and singing the air the actress was singing, then she wished to touch with her fan an old gentleman sitting not far from her, then to lean over to Helene and tickle her.
Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
Then the violins played very shrilly and merrily and one of the women with thick bare legs and thin arms, separating from the others, went behind the wings, adjusted her bodice, returned to the middle of the stage, and began jumping and striking one foot rapidly against the other.
Then one of the men went into a corner of the stage.
Then other men and women danced with bare legs.
Then the king again shouted to the sound of music, and they all began singing.
Natasha looked round at her, and then, red and trembling, threw a frightened look of inquiry at Anatole and moved toward the door.
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.
"Dear Princess," she wrote in French quickly and mechanically, and then paused.
Then he went on to say that he knew her parents would not give her to him--for this there were secret reasons he could reveal only to her--but that if she loved him she need only say the word yes, and no human power could hinder their bliss.
"Well, then, are you refusing Prince Andrew?" said Sonya.
Then I won't let it come to that...
Then suddenly it became clear to Sonya that Natasha had some dreadful plan for that evening.
"Give it to him, then," said Anatole.
"Didn't I explain to you that I have come to this conclusion: if this marriage is invalid," he went on, crooking one finger, "then I have nothing to answer for; but if it is valid, no matter!
Then, I don't know....
"That's the way," said Dolokhov, "and then so!" and he turned the collar up round her head, leaving only a little of the face uncovered.
Lie still, stay like that then, I won't touch you.
When the count came to see her she turned anxiously round at the sound of a man's footstep, and then her face resumed its cold and malevolent expression.
Then at least she won't go on expecting him.
Then it is not true that he's married!
The old prince's voice and another now and then interrupted him.
"Then she is here still?" said Prince Andrew.
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.
Then he became absorbed in a map laid out on the logs.
"Then you don't consider the Emperor Alexander the aggressor?" he asked unexpectedly, with a kindly and foolish smile.
He heard hurried footsteps beyond the door, both halves of it were opened rapidly; all was silent and then from the study the sound was heard of other steps, firm and resolute--they were those of Napoleon.
Oh, what a splendid reign! he repeated several times, then paused, drew from his pocket a gold snuffbox, lifted it to his nose, and greedily sniffed at it.
Not only could he no longer think the thoughts that had first come to him as he lay gazing at the sky on the field of Austerlitz and had later enlarged upon with Pierre, and which had filled his solitude at Bogucharovo and then in Switzerland and Rome, but he even dreaded to recall them and the bright and boundless horizons they had revealed.
Before joining the Western Army which was then, in May, encamped at Drissa, Prince Andrew visited Bald Hills which was directly on his way, being only two miles off the Smolensk highroad.
"Ah, he has passed judgment... passed judgement!" said the old man in a low voice and, as it seemed to Prince Andrew, with some embarrassment, but then he suddenly jumped up and cried: "Be off, be off!
And then you will know the happiness of forgiving.
"Then it must be so!" thought Prince Andrew as he drove out of the avenue from the house at Bald Hills.
And that morning Colonel Michaud had ridden round the Drissa fortifications with the Emperor and had pointed out to him that this fortified camp constructed by Pfuel, and till then considered a chef-d'oeuvre of tactical science which would ensure Napoleon's destruction, was an absurdity, threatening the destruction of the Russian army.
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?"
Then came an order to retreat to Sventsyani and destroy any provisions they could not carry away with them.
Again all was silent and then again it sounded as if someone were walking on detonators and exploding them.
After those involuntary words--that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love--uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child.
Then came the prayer just received from the Synod--a prayer for the deliverance of Russia from hostile invasion.
Then it occurred to him: if the answer to the question were contained in his name, his nationality would also be given in the answer.
Just then Petya came running in from the drawing room.
"Well, then, au revoir!" said the count, and went out of the room.
For a moment the crowd stood still, but then it made another rush forward.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of extending his line, that he sought a battle and that his marshals advised him to stop at Smolensk, and of making similar statements to show that the danger of the campaign was even then understood.
That's not right! cried the prince, and himself pushed it a few inches from the corner and then closer in again.
Ferapontov's wife, who till then had not ceased wailing under the shed, became quiet and with the baby in her arms went to the gate, listening to the sounds and looking in silence at the people.
"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.
Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.
But if three days pass, then after that, well, then that same battle will not soon be over.
Then his lips and tongue moved, sounds came, and he began to speak, gazing timidly and imploringly at her, evidently afraid that she might not understand.
"Always thoughts... about you... thoughts..." he then uttered much more clearly than he had done before, now that he was sure of being understood.
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
When she had left the room the prince again began speaking about his son, about the war, and about the Emperor, angrily twitching his brows and raising his hoarse voice, and then he had a second and final stroke.
Then, excusing herself, she went to the door of the old prince's room.
Then they dressed him in uniform with his decorations and placed his shriveled little body on a table.
"Even then he wanted to tell me what he told me the day he died," she thought.
Perhaps he would then have said to me what he said the day he died.
"Then you are Russians?" the peasant asked again.
She turned away, and then, as if fearing he might take her words as meant to move him to pity, looked at him with an apprehensive glance of inquiry.
I said then that it was not in order, voices were heard bickering with one another.
When she had taken leave of him and remained alone she suddenly felt her eyes filling with tears, and then not for the first time the strange question presented itself to her: did she love him?
Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself:
Then why are you leaving?
"Then it will mean that I must go to the army," said Pierre to himself.
"Well then, sell it," said he.
Had Napoleon not ridden out on the evening of the twenty-fourth to the Kolocha, and had he not then ordered an immediate attack on the redoubt but had begun the attack next morning, no one would have doubted that the Shevardino Redoubt was the left flank of our position, and the battle would have taken place where we expected it.
Below the village the road crossed the river by a bridge and, winding down and up, rose higher and higher to the village of Valuevo visible about four miles away, where Napoleon was then stationed.
Then how about our position?
Then when we get back, do spend the night with me and we'll arrange a game of cards.
I concluded that if I reported to your Serene Highness you might send me away or say that you knew what I was reporting, but then I shouldn't lose anything...
Just then Boris, with his courtierlike adroitness, stepped up to Pierre's side near Kutuzov and in a most natural manner, without raising his voice, said to Pierre, as though continuing an interrupted conversation:
Then, evidently remembering what he wanted, he beckoned to Andrew Kaysarov, his adjutant's brother.
They then crossed the hollow to Semenovsk, where the soldiers were dragging away the last logs from the huts and barns.
Then they rode downhill and uphill, across a ryefield trodden and beaten down as if by hail, following a track freshly made by the artillery over the furrows of the plowed land, and reached some fleches * which were still being dug.
For whom then is the trial intended?
"Well, then, you know more than anyone else, be it who it may," said Prince Andrew.
Then why was it forbidden?
Well, say your father has a German valet, and he is a splendid valet and satisfies your father's requirements better than you could, then it's all right to let him serve.
They plunder other people's houses, issue false paper money, and worst of all they kill my children and my father, and then talk of rules of war and magnanimity to foes!
Then there would not be war because Paul Ivanovich had offended Michael Ivanovich.
Then all these Westphalians and Hessians whom Napoleon is leading would not follow him into Russia, and we should not go to fight in Austria and Prussia without knowing why.
Prince Andrew smiled now the same happy smile as then when he had looked into her eyes.
Having inspected the country opposite the Shevardino Redoubt, Napoleon pondered a little in silence and then indicated the spots where two batteries should be set up by the morrow to act against the Russian entrenchments, and the places where, in line with them, the field artillery should be placed.
Had Napoleon then forbidden them to fight the Russians, they would have killed him and have proceeded to fight the Russians because it was inevitable.
On returning to Gorki after having seen Prince Andrew, Pierre ordered his groom to get the horses ready and to call him early in the morning, and then immediately fell asleep behind a partition in a corner Boris had given up to him.
"One moment, one moment!" replied the adjutant, and riding up to a stout colonel who was standing in the meadow, he gave him some message and then addressed Pierre.
"Are you afraid, then?" said Pierre.
"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.
Then when the whole field was covered with smoke, two divisions, Campan's and Dessaix's, advanced from the French right, while Murat's troops advanced on Borodino from their left.
But even their orders, like Napoleon's, were seldom carried out, and then but partially.
Go and have another look and then come back to me.
"Now then, what do you want?" asked Napoleon in the tone of a man irritated at being continually disturbed.
Yes, it was like a dream in which a man fancies that a ruffian is coming to attack him, and raises his arm to strike that ruffian a terrible blow which he knows should annihilate him, but then feels that his arm drops powerless and limp like a rag, and the horror of unavoidable destruction seizes him in his helplessness.
"Ride over to Prince Peter Ivanovich and find out about it exactly," he said to one of his adjutants, and then turned to the Duke of Wurttemberg who was standing behind him.
Then you do not think, like some others, that we must retreat?
Yes, it was the same flesh, the same chair a canon, the sight of which had even then filled him with horror, as by a presentiment.
Then he made a sign to someone, and the torturing pain in his abdomen caused Prince Andrew to lose consciousness.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
For instance, on the twenty-eighth it is suggested to him to cross to the Kaluga road, but just then an adjutant gallops up from Miloradovich asking whether he is to engage the French or retire.
In the midst of the conversation she noticed "Granddad" give Bennigsen a quick, subtle glance, and then to her joys she saw that "Granddad" said something to "Long-coat" which settled him.
The first people to go away were the rich educated people who knew quite well that Vienna and Berlin had remained intact and that during Napoleon's occupation the inhabitants had spent their time pleasantly in the company of the charming Frenchmen whom the Russians, and especially the Russian ladies, then liked so much.
Just then the lady companion who lived with Helene came in to announce that His Highness was in the ballroom and wished to see her.
Well then, Peter Kirilych, come along with us, we'll take you there.
And the memory of the dinner at the English Club when he had challenged Dolokhov flashed through Pierre's mind, and then he remembered his benefactor at Torzhok.
"Then you have nobody in Moscow?" she was saying.
With a woman's involuntary loving cunning she, who till then had not shown any alarm, said that she would die of fright if they did not leave that very night.
Having waited there for Rostopchin who did not turn up, they became convinced that Moscow would be surrendered, and then dispersed all about the town to the public houses and cookshops.
Just then the countess came in from the sitting room with a weary and dissatisfied expression.
Natasha left the room with her father and, as if finding it difficult to reach some decision, first followed him and then ran downstairs.
Then the count embraced Mavra Kuzminichna and Vasilich, who were to remain in Moscow, and while they caught at his hand and kissed his shoulder he patted their backs lightly with some vaguely affectionate and comforting words.
Then Efim deliberately doffed his hat and began crossing himself.
Occasionally she leaned out of the carriage window and looked back and then forward at the long train of wounded in front of them.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
Here it is then at last, that famous city.
Come along then! the publican and the tall young fellow repeated one after the other, and they moved up the street together.
We too will take part..." the reader went on, and then paused ("Do you see," shouted the youth victoriously, "he's going to clear up the whole affair for you...."), "in destroying them, and will send these visitors to the devil.
When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
And then nothing would have happened.
He saw the frightened and then infuriated face of the dragoon who dealt the blow, the look of silent, timid reproach that boy in the fur-lined coat had turned upon him.
But despite all these measures the men, who had till then constituted an army, flowed all over the wealthy, deserted city with its comforts and plentiful supplies.
How much then must the probability of fire be increased in an abandoned, wooden town where foreign troops are quartered.
Then during the first day spent in inaction and solitude (he tried several times to fix his attention on the masonic manuscripts, but was unable to do so) the idea that had previously occurred to him of the cabalistic significance of his name in connection with Bonaparte's more than once vaguely presented itself.
"Well then, take me and execute me!" he went on, speaking to himself and bowing his head with a sad but firm expression.
He paused and then suddenly seeing the pistol on the table seized it with unexpected rapidity and ran out into the corridor.
And then the Emperor... he began, but Pierre interrupted him.
The countess went up to her daughter and touched her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
First she heard her mother praying and sighing and the creaking of her bed under her, then Madame Schoss' familiar whistling snore and Sonya's gentle breathing.
Then the countess called to Natasha.
She cautiously took one step and then another, and found herself in the middle of a small room containing baggage.
Then he opened them and whispered softly: "And the tea?"
Prince Andrew answered all his questions reluctantly but reasonably, and then said he wanted a bolster placed under him as he was uncomfortable and in great pain.
A healthy man can tear himself away from the deepest reflections to say a civil word to someone who comes in and can then return again to his own thoughts.
And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti- piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
But it then occurred to him for the first time that he certainly could not carry the weapon in his hand through the streets.
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.
He ran round to the other side of the lodge and was about to dash into that part of it which was still standing, when just above his head he heard several voices shouting and then a cracking sound and the ring of something heavy falling close beside him.
Then he turned to Pierre.
The more closely a man was engaged in the events then taking place in Russia the less did he realize their significance.
"Very pleased, mon cher," she then said, holding out her hand to Nicholas.
Well then, remember, this is not a joke!
And on taking leave of the governor's wife, when she again smilingly said to him, "Well then, remember!" he drew her aside.
Assuming that she did go down to see him, Princess Mary imagined the words he would say to her and what she would say to him, and these words sometimes seemed undeservedly cold and then to mean too much.
When Rostov entered the room, the princess dropped her eyes for an instant, as if to give the visitor time to greet her aunt, and then just as Nicholas turned to her she raised her head and met his look with shining eyes.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
He glanced through it, then read it again, and then again, and standing still in the middle of the room he raised his shoulders, stretching out his hands, with his mouth wide open and his eyes fixed.
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
I saw it then and told everybody, you and Dunyasha.
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.
She not only remembered what she had then said--that he turned to look at her and smiled and was covered with something red--but was firmly convinced that she had then seen and said that he was covered with a pink quilt and that his eyes were closed.
He did not then realize the significance of the burning of Moscow, and looked at the fires with horror.
In another moment Davout would have realized that he was doing wrong, but just then the adjutant had come in and interrupted him.
Then who was executing him, killing him, depriving him of life--him, Pierre, with all his memories, aspirations, hopes, and thoughts?
Then two pairs of Frenchmen approached the criminals and at the officer's command took the two convicts who stood first in the row.
Who then is it?
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
Then they led him away somewhere, and at last he found himself in a corner of the shed among men who were laughing and talking on all sides.
Then he took out a knife, cut something, closed the knife, placed it under the head of his bed, and, seating himself comfortably, clasped his arms round his lifted knees and fixed his eyes on Pierre.
"Then he is alive," thought Princess Mary, and asked in a low voice: "How is he?"
Then fever set in, but the doctor had said the fever was not very serious.
He understood it completely, and, leaving the room without crying, went silently up to Natasha who had come out with him and looked shyly at her with his beautiful, thoughtful eyes, then his uplifted, rosy upper lip trembled and leaning his head against her he began to cry.
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.
And all at once it grew light in his soul and the veil that had till then concealed the unknown was lifted from his spiritual vision.
"In the meadows... in the meadows!" he heard, accompanied by whistling and the sound of a torban, drowned every now and then by shouts.
He remained in Moscow till October, letting the troops plunder the city; then, hesitating whether to leave a garrison behind him, he quitted Moscow, approached Kutuzov without joining battle, turned to the right and reached Malo-Yaroslavets, again without attempting to break through and take the road Kutuzov took, but retiring instead to Mozhaysk along the devastated Smolensk road.
Then he gave careful directions about the fortification of the Kremlin, and drew up a brilliant plan for a future campaign over the whole map of Russia.
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes.
The Frenchman looked at the linen, considered for a moment, then looked inquiringly at Pierre and, as if Pierre's look had told him something, suddenly blushed and shouted in a squeaky voice:
Behind them came more carts, soldiers, wagons, soldiers, gun carriages, carriages, soldiers, ammunition carts, more soldiers, and now and then women.
On Konovnitsyn's handsome, resolute face with cheeks flushed by fever, there still remained for an instant a faraway dreamy expression remote from present affairs, but then he suddenly started and his face assumed its habitual calm and firm appearance.
Then he took off his nightcap, combed his hair over his temples, and donned his cap.
Bolkhovitinov told him everything and was then silent, awaiting instructions.
If the Cossacks did not capture Napoleon then, what saved him was the very thing that was destroying the French army, the booty on which the Cossacks fell.
But then, in 1812, the French gain a victory near Moscow.
Only then, expressing known historic facts by equations and comparing the relative significance of this factor, can we hope to define the unknown.
On August 24 Davydov's first partisan detachment was formed and then others were recognized.
Since then, and until evening, the party had watched the movements of the French without attacking.
It was necessary to let the French reach Shamshevo quietly without alarming them and then, after joining Dolokhov who was to come that evening to a consultation at a watchman's hut in the forest less than a mile from Shamshevo, to surprise the French at dawn, falling like an avalanche on their heads from two sides, and rout and capture them all at one blow.
At times a sort of mist descended, and then suddenly heavy slanting rain came down.
Behind them along the narrow, sodden, cutup forest road came hussars in threes and fours, and then Cossacks: some in felt cloaks, some in French greatcoats, and some with horsecloths over their heads.
While they were talking in undertones the crack of a shot sounded from the low ground by the pond, a puff of white smoke appeared, then another, and the sound of hundreds of seemingly merry French voices shouting together came up from the slope.
Denisov then relieved him from drudgery and began taking him with him when he went out on expeditions and had him enrolled among the Cossacks.
Then I see he's no good and think I'll go and fetch a likelier one.
Tikhon scratched his back with one hand and his head with the other, then suddenly his whole face expanded into a beaming, foolish grin, disclosing a gap where he had lost a tooth (that was why he was called Shcherbaty--the gap-toothed).
"So then what do you think, Vasili Dmitrich?" said he to Denisov.
Then suddenly, dismayed lest he had said too much, Petya stopped and blushed.
Then in the darkness he took the boy's hand and pressed it.
Then he told him all he knew of the French detachment.
Dolokhov was a long time mounting his horse which would not stand still, then he rode out of the yard at a footpace.
When they had descended to the bridge Petya and Dolokhov rode past the sentinel, who without saying a word paced morosely up and down it, then they descended into the hollow where the Cossacks awaited them.
And then I am used to not sleeping before a battle.
Then, noticing that Denisov was asleep, he rose and went out of doors.
Some fellows do things just anyhow, without preparation, and then they're sorry for it afterwards.
Sometimes the sky seemed to be rising high, high overhead, and then it seemed to sink so low that one could touch it with one's hand.
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.
And at first from afar he heard men's voices and then women's.
Petya shook himself, jumped up, took a ruble from his pocket and gave it to Likhachev; then he flourished the saber, tested it, and sheathed it.
In an instant the tramp of horses galloping forward was heard, shouts came from various sides, and then more shots.
From Vyazma onwards the French army, which had till then moved in three columns, went on as a single group.
Occasionally he glanced at the familiar crowd around him and then again at his feet.
The blue-gray bandy legged dog ran merrily along the side of the road, sometimes in proof of its agility and self-satisfaction lifting one hind leg and hopping along on three, and then again going on all four and rushing to bark at the crows that sat on the carrion.
Mentally addressing the rain, he repeated: Now then, now then, go on!
In front of them all fled the Emperor, then the kings, then the dukes.
Seeing their enemy unexpectedly the French fell into confusion and stopped short from the sudden fright, but then they resumed their flight, abandoning their comrades who were farther behind.
Then we are told of the greatness of soul of the marshals, especially of Ney--a greatness of soul consisting in this: that he made his way by night around through the forest and across the Dnieper and escaped to Orsha, abandoning standards, artillery, and nine tenths of his men.
If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
She now saw him from the commencement of that scene and relived what she had then felt.
I said it then only because it would have been dreadful for him, but he understood it differently.
He then still wished to live and feared death.
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!
She was overcome by sweet sorrow and tears were already rising in her eyes; then she suddenly asked herself to whom she was saying this.
She went in with rapid steps, pausing at the door for an instant as if struggling with herself, and then ran to her mother.
Then she turned toward her daughter's face which was wincing with pain and gazed long at it.
Unconsciously she immediately invented a reason for going down, and then, testing her strength, ran upstairs again, observing the result.
Kutuzov replied: "And I shall not abandon Moscow without a battle," though Moscow was then already abandoned.
What did it matter to him--who then alone amid a senseless crowd understood the whole tremendous significance of what was happening--what did it matter to him whether Rostopchin attributed the calamities of Moscow to him or to himself?
He alone during the whole retreat insisted that battles, which were useless then, should not be fought, and that a new war should not be begun nor the frontiers of Russia crossed.
The source of that extraordinary power of penetrating the meaning of the events then occuring lay in the national feeling which he possessed in full purity and strength.
Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.
"I thank you all!" he said, addressing the soldiers and then again the officers.
We'll see our visitors off and then we'll rest.
"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!
Now then, now then, teach us how it goes!
There was running to and fro and whispering; another troyka flew furiously up, and then all eyes were turned on an approaching sleigh in which the figures of the Emperor and Volkonski could already be descried.
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.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.
And Terenty would begin talking of the destruction of Moscow, and of the old count, and would stand for a long time holding the clothes and talking, or sometimes listening to Pierre's stories, and then would go out into the hall with a pleasant sense of intimacy with his master and affection for him.
"Yes, that was happiness," she then said in her quiet voice with its deep chest notes.
She blushed, pressed her clasped hands on her knees, and then controlling herself with an evident effort lifted her head and began to speak rapidly.
Then suddenly Sonya told me he was traveling with us.
And then such a death... without friends and without consolation!
I guessed it then when we met at the Sukharev tower, do you remember?
Then a patrol arrived and all the men--all those who were not looting, that is--were arrested, and I among them.
"People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!
We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
He was thinking of Prince Andrew, of Natasha, and of their love, at one moment jealous of her past, then reproaching himself for that feeling.
"I may have appeared strange and queer then," he thought, "but I was not so mad as I seemed.
Then why are you crying?
What would then have become of the activity of all those who opposed the tendency that then prevailed in the government--an activity that in the opinion of the historians was good and beneficent?
A countermovement is then accomplished from east to west with a remarkable resemblance to the preceding movement from west to east.
Well, then, I'll go if you wish it.
Nicholas glanced at her and, wishing to appear not to notice her abstraction, made some remark to Mademoiselle Bourienne and then again looked at the princess.
Well then, good-by!
Nicholas was a plain farmer: he did not like innovations, especially the English ones then coming into vogue.
He was a master... the peasants' affairs first and then his own.
Countess Mary turned red and then pale, but continued to sit with head bowed and lips compressed and gave her husband no reply.
But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.
"Then I'm not mistaken," thought Countess Mary.
Then through the door she heard Nicholas clearing his throat again and stirring, and his voice said crossly:
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.
And collecting the presents they went first to the nursery and then to the old countess' rooms.
She finished her game of patience and only then examined the presents.
The countess had long wished for such a box, but as she did not want to cry just then she glanced indifferently at the portrait and gave her attention chiefly to the box for cards.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
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.
Did the Tugendbund which saved Europe" (they did not then venture to suggest that Russia had saved Europe) "do any harm?
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
For a long time he was silent, as if astonished, then he jumped out of bed, ran to me in his shirt, and sobbed so that I could not calm him for a long time.
And then there are you and the children and our affairs.
But I succeeded in uniting them all; and then my idea is so clear and simple.
Then suddenly turning to one another at the same time they both began to speak.
My whole idea is that if vicious people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.
But someday I shall have finished learning, and then I will do something.
In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.
In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
Only then, as a result of the contradiction, will they see that they are both wrong.
If not, then why was Napoleon I?
If the whole activity of the leaders serves as the expression of the people's will, as some historians suppose, then all the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's life, as other so-called "philosophical" historians believe, then to determine which side of the activity of a leader expresses the nation's life, we have first of all to know in what the nation's life consists.
If there be a single law governing the actions of men, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
If any single action is due to free will, then not a single historical law can exist, nor any conception of historical events.
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.
He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
Alex had destroyed it then with suspicion and accusations.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
His somber gaze met hers and then drifted to her lips.
In the meantime, Thanksgiving was coming up - and then Christmas.
Ed merely looked at them and then back at Carmen.
Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.
Señor Medena glanced at Carmen and then back at Alex.
Felipa considered the question a moment and then her brows resumed their normal position.
Alex obliged and then the four of them continued to a lot where some horses grazed.
A stop for lunch and then a drive over the biggest bridge Carmen had ever seen - and then they were in Galveston.
And then he stepped forward, looking elegant in a dark tuxedo.
But then, Alex had always been fluent in pretty talk.
Then he turned back to his father, who was watching him with interest.
They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.
The conductor helped her off the car and then the engineer started his train again, so that it puffed and groaned and moved slowly away up the track.
The little girl stood still to watch until the train had disappeared around a curve; then she turned to see where she was.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
Then it must have happened while I was asleep, he said thoughtfully.
Next minute there was a roar and a sharp crash, and at her side Dorothy saw the ground open in a wide crack and then come together again.
Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.
The man had taken a step or two across the glass roof before he noticed the presence of the strangers; but then he stopped abruptly.
Then, remembering the stones that had fallen with them and passed them long before they had reached this place, he answered:
Then he caught up another piglet and pushed it into the first, where it disappeared.
The little man gave a bow to the silent throng that had watched him, and then the Prince said, in his cold, calm voice:
Then all the people bowed low to her, and the Prince turned and walked away alone.
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.
"Then I'll try to catch you some," said he.
Then the Wizard bent a pin for a hook and took a long piece of string from his pocket for a fish-line.
Then the boy returned to one of the upper rooms, and in spite of the hardness of the glass bench was soon deep in slumberland.
"Thank you!" cried the Wizard, joyfully, and at once rubbed a leaf upon the soles of Dorothy's shoes and then upon his own.
So they began to ascend the stairs, Dorothy and the Wizard first, Jim next, drawing the buggy, and then Zeb to watch that nothing happened to the harness.
Then he halted, ducked down and began to back up, so that he nearly fell with the buggy onto the others.
Then a few of them advanced until another shot from the Wizard's revolver made them retreat.
The Gargoyles roughly pushed them into the opening, where there was a platform, and then flew away and left them.
If the Gargoyles can unhook the wings then the power to fly lies in the wings themselves, and not in the wooden bodies of the people who wear them.
I'll get my spy-glass, and then you can see it more plainly.
"Well, I'll climb up when I get back, then," said the boy, with a laugh.
She had scarcely spoken the words then she suddenly disappeared from the cave, and with her went the kitten.
The little man looked at her closely and then took both the maiden's hands in his and shook them cordially.
Just then a loud cackling was heard outside; and, when a servant threw open the door with a low bow, a yellow hen strutted in.
Then when telephones became untethered, they were "wireless telephones."
We often see other technologies race toward a point and then stop growing along that axis.
Four things will then happen that will make the suggestion engine get vastly better over time:
The machine will figure this out as it collects more data and incorporates more variables, and then experiments on people to see which combinations of factors work the best.
Then imagine if you shared your Digital Echo with a billion other people on the planet.
Then along came the web, and you had data plus knowledge.
Then I would imitate the acts of cutting the slices and buttering them.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
Then I learned what those papers were, and that my father edited one of them.
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
Then my eyes filled with tears; for I realized what I had done, and for the first time I felt repentance and sorrow.
There was a moment of sinister silence, then a multitudinous stirring of the leaves.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
With consummate skill he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it.
I have tried trade but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil.
Then tomorrow you will speak to the Emperor?
"Come on then," cried Pierre.
Just then Ferapontov returned and entered his shop.
He placed one upon the floor, so that it could run around, and pulled apart the other, making three piglets in all; and then one of these was pulled apart, making four piglets.
"Run for the river!" shouted the Wizard, and Jim quickly freed himself from his unseen tormenters by a few vicious kicks and then obeyed.
Then a sudden turn brought them to a narrow gallery where the buggy could not pass.
Then, after a moment's thought, she asked: Are we friends or enemies?
"Then we must wait for half an hour," she continued; "but it won't take long, after that, to carry us all to the Emerald City."
Then there are the people who reason the future will be better.
You'll startle him and then he'll be killed.
After she left the room, Carmen glanced down at her dress and then at Alex.
Then he jointed together the blades of his sword and balanced it very skillfully upon the end of his nose.
Just then his eye fell upon the lanterns and the can of kerosene oil which Zeb had brought from the car of his balloon, and he got a clever idea from those commonplace things.
He left in order not to obstruct the commander-in-chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.
Then we will all go down together and Maria can get acquainted with her while you are measured for a dress.