Sunday, August 22, 2010

Collage 158

Getting off their horses, some adjutants took the soldier under the arms and began laying him on a stretcher which had just appeared. The soldier groaned.
"Gently, gently, can't you do it gently?" said the sovereign, clearly suffering more than the dying soldier, and he rode off.
Rostov saw the tears that filled the sovereign's eye, and heard him say in French to Czartoryski as he rode off:
"What a terrible thing war is, what a terrible thing!"

Lynn Waskelis
from page 323-324 of original text
made 7/2/10
pp. 254-256 in Pevear and Volokhonsky translation

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