"This disposition, drawn up quite vaguely and confusedly -- if one allows oneself to consider Napoleon's instructions without religious awe or his genius -- contained four points, four instructions. Not one of these instructions was or could be carried out."
The four vertical black lines are Napoleon's instructions which were never carried out. The red? blood. -- Lola
from page 221-222, Volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 779-780