"With each new blow, the chances of survival for those who had not yet been killed grew less and less."
And on a more personal note, "Traveling Team Tolstoy" is headed to Russia today! Trish Crapo, Christiane Carney Johnson, Mark Natale and I are going to spend time at Yasnaya Polyana in Tula, Russia, preparing for our show next summer. It is so amazing to read the book and have mention of Tula Road -- we will actually be there! -- Lola
from page 257-258, volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 808-810