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The ribbon of the order is a different matter. " When everybody rose to go, Helene who had spoken very little all the evening again turned to Boris, asking him in a tone of caressing significant command to come to her on Tuesday. "It is of great importance to me," she said, turning with a smile toward Anna Pavlovna, and Anna Pavlovna, with the same sad smile with which she spoke of her exalted patroness, supported Helene's Rebel of the Rockies. It seemed as if from some words Boris had spoken that evening about the Prussian army, Helene had suddenly found it necessary to see him.

She seemed to promise to explain that necessity to him when he came on Tuesday. But on Tuesday evening, having come to Helene's Rebel of the Rockies salon, Boris received no clear explanation of why it had been necessary for him to come. There were other guests and the countess talked little to him, and only as he kissed her hand on taking leave said unexpectedly and in a whisper, with a strangely unsmiling face: "Come to dinner tomorrow. in the evening.

You must come. Come!" During that stay in Petersburg, Boris became an intimate in the countess' house. BK5|CH8 CHAPTER VIII The war was flaming up and nearing the Russian frontier. Everywhere one heard curses on Bonaparte, "the enemy of mankind. " Militiamen and recruits were being enrolled in the villages, and from the seat of war came contradictory news, false as usual and therefore variously interpreted.

The life of old Prince Bolkonski, Prince Andrew, and Princess Mary had greatly changed since 1805. In 1806 the old prince was made one of the eight commanders in chief then appointed to supervise the enrollment decreed throughout Russia. Despite the weakness of age, which had become particularly noticeable since the time when he thought his son had been killed, he did not think it right to refuse a duty to which he had been appointed by the Emperor himself, and this fresh opportunity for action gave him new energy and strength.

He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment Rebel of the Rockies his duties, severe to cruelty with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.

Princess Mary had ceased taking lessons in mathematics from her father, and when the old prince was Rebel of the Rockies home went to his study with the wet nurse and little Prince Nicholas (as his grandfather called him). The baby Prince Nicholas lived with his wet nurse and nurse Savishna in the late princess' rooms and Princess Mary spent most of the day in the nursery, taking a mother's place to her little nephew as best she could.

Mademoiselle Bourienne, too, seemed passionately fond of the boy, and Princess Mary often deprived herself to give her friend the pleasure of dandling the little angel- as she called her nephew- and playing with him. Near the altar of the church at Bald Hills there was a chapel Rebel of the Rockies the tomb of the little Rebel of the Rockies, and in this chapel was a marble monument brought from Italy, representing an angel with outspread wings ready to fly upwards.

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