from page 109-110, Volume 2 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 687-688
Here Tolstoy gives us a glimpse of war from the point of view of the women...
Princess Marya feared for her brother... was horrified by the idea of people killing each other, but she did not understand the significance of the war.
Julie, now Princess Drubstskoy, wrote from Moscow:
We pass our time as we can; but in war as in war. Princess Alina and Sophie sit whole days with me, and we, unfortunate widows of living husbands make beautiful conversations over the lint (bandage material), only you, my friend, are lacking.