Sunday, January 15, 2012

Collage 649

Dolokhov and Petya Rostov are dressed in French uniforms, infiltrating a French encampment to gather information on the number of enemy troops and their whereabouts. Petya is both thrilled and apprehensive as he and Dolokhov approach the shadowy men at the fire. In his zeal to pass as a Frenchman, Dolokhov jokes about the Russian prisoners, 'Nasty business dragging these corpses behind you. Better to shoot the scum!' And bursts into such strange laughter that Petya fears the French will see through the deceit at once. -- Trish

Trish Crapofrom page 553-554, volume 2 of original text
collage, rice paper, graphite
made 10/25/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translatin page 1051-1053

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