'But I didn't do it for myself, I had to act that way. Le plebe, le traitre... le bien publique,' he thought.
What strikes me here is that here is that his internal dialogue is entirely in French. How ironic, with Napoleon's troops looting and burning Moscow. -- Lola
from page 357-358, volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 891-893