Karataev sentence example

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  • My name is Platon, and the surname is Karataev, he added, evidently wishing to make it easier for Pierre to address him.
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  • Now you've curled up and got warm, you daughter of a bitch! said Karataev, touching the dog that lay at his feet, and again turning over he fell asleep immediately.
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  • He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
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  • Karataev had no attachments, friendships, or love, as Pierre understood them, but loved and lived affectionately with everything life brought him in contact with, particularly with man--not any particular man, but those with whom he happened to be.
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  • He loved his dog, his comrades, the French, and Pierre who was his neighbor, but Pierre felt that in spite of Karataev's affectionate tenderness for him (by which he unconsciously gave Pierre's spiritual life its due) he would not have grieved for a moment at parting from him.
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  • And Pierre began to feel in the same way toward Karataev.
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  • To all the other prisoners Platon Karataev seemed a most ordinary soldier.
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  • Platon Karataev knew nothing by heart except his prayers.
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  • This little dog lived in their shed, sleeping beside Karataev at night; it sometimes made excursions into the town but always returned again.
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  • The French called it Azor; the soldier who told stories called it Femgalka; Karataev and others called it Gray, or sometimes Flabby.
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  • He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
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  • Karataev thanked the Frenchman for the money and went on admiring his own work.
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  • Karataev smiled thoughtfully and was silent awhile looking at the pieces.
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  • And now without thinking about it he had found that peace and inner harmony only through the horror of death, through privation, and through what he recognized in Karataev.
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  • Pierre, girt with a rope round his waist and wearing shoes Karataev had made for him from some leather a French soldier had torn off a tea chest and brought to have his boots mended with, went up to the sick man and squatted down beside him.
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  • All who could walk went together, and after the third stage Pierre had rejoined Karataev and the gray-blue bandy-legged dog that had chosen Karataev for its master.
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  • On the third day after leaving Moscow Karataev again fell ill with the fever he had suffered from in the hospital in Moscow, and as he grew gradually weaker Pierre kept away from him.
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  • Pierre did not know why, but since Karataev had begun to grow weaker it had cost him an effort to go near him.
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  • When he did so and heard the subdued moaning with which Karataev generally lay down at the halting places, and when he smelled the odor emanating from him which was now stronger than before, Pierre moved farther away and did not think about him.
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  • He did not think of Karataev who grew weaker every day and evidently would soon have to share that fate.
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  • This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
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  • There Platon Karataev was sitting covered up--head and all--with his greatcoat as if it were a vestment, telling the soldiers in his effective and pleasant though now feeble voice a story Pierre knew.
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  • It was already past midnight, the hour when Karataev was usually free of his fever and particularly lively.
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  • Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
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  • But well as he knew it, Pierre now listened to that tale as to something new, and the quiet rapture Karataev evidently felt as he told it communicated itself also to Pierre.
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  • Karataev paused, smiling joyously as he gazed into the fire, and he drew the logs together.
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  • A paper has come from the Tsar!' so they began looking for him," here Karataev's lower jaw trembled, "but God had already forgiven him--he was dead!
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  • Karataev concluded and sat for a long time silent, gazing before him with a smile.
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  • And Pierre's soul was dimly but joyfully filled not by the story itself but by its mysterious significance: by the rapturous joy that lit up Karataev's face as he told it, and the mystic significance of that joy.
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  • Karataev looked at Pierre with his kindly round eyes now filled with tears, evidently wishing him to come near that he might say something to him.
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  • Karataev was still sitting at the side of the road under the birch tree and two Frenchmen were talking over his head.
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  • From behind, where Karataev had been sitting, came the sound of a shot.
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  • Behind him, where Karataev had been sitting, the dog began to howl.
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  • There now, Karataev has spread out and disappeared.
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  • Pierre began to tell about Karataev, but paused.
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  • And Pierre, his voice trembling continually, went on to tell of the last days of their retreat, of Karataev's illness and his death.
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  • Judging by what he had said there was no one he had respected so highly as Platon Karataev.
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