If the Cossacks had pursued the French, paying no attention to what was behind and around them, they would have taken both Murat and everything that was there. The officers wanted that. But once the Cossacks got hold of the booty and the prisoners, they would not budge.
from page 489-90, volume 2 of original text
collage, rubber, pebbles
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 998-1000