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ĦĦĦĦThe buildings, begun under straitened circumstances, were more than simple. The immense house on the old stone foundations was of wood, plastered only inside. It had bare deal floors and was furnished with very simple hard sofas, armchairs, tables, and chairs made by their own serf carpenters out of their own birchwood. The house was spacious and had rooms for the house serfs and apartments for visitors. Whole families of the Rostovs' and Bolkonskis' relations sometimes came to Bald Hills with sixteen horses and dozens of servants and stayed for months. Besides that, four times a year, on the name days and birthdays of the hosts, as many as a hundred visitors would gather there for a day or two. The rest of the year life pursued its unbroken routine with its ordinary occupations, and its breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and suppers, provided out of the produce of the estate. ;ĦĦĦĦThe chair into which he allowed himself to fall was placed in front of that mirror, so fatal for him, so providential for Marius, in which he had read Cosette's reversed writing on the blotting book.,RED (V.O.),ĦĦĦĦHe had arrived in front of No. 50-52, and finding the door fastened, he began to assault it with resounding and heroic kicks, which betrayed rather the man's shoes that he was wearing than the child's feet which he owned.,ĦĦĦĦ"A hare's track, a lot of tracks!" rang out Natasha's voice through the frost-bound air.,ĦĦĦĦ"Is it possible that I- the 'chit of a girl,' as everybody called me," thought Natasha- "is it possible that I am now to be the wife and the equal of this strange, dear, clever man whom even my father looks up to? Can it be true? Can it be true that there can be no more playing with life, that now I am grown up, that on me now lies a responsibility for my every word and deed? Yes, but what did he ask me?",ĦĦĦĦ"In truth, that is fair!" said Madame Thenardier, "if the beast has not been watered, it must be."...ĦĦĦĦ"What a fool I am!...Find out more.  

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repairing bridges and causeways, digging storm drains...,ĦĦĦĦThe president of the society came to see him, promised to speak to the Minister of Agriculture and Commerce about him, and did so.--"Why, what!" exclaimed the Minister, "I should think so!,,ĦĦĦĦAh, wretch!";,ĦĦĦĦAs in every large household, there were at Bald Hills several perfectly distinct worlds which merged into one harmonious whole, though each retained its own peculiarities and made concessions to the others. Every event, joyful or sad, that took place in that house was important to all these worlds, but each had its own special reasons to rejoice or grieve over that occurrence independently of the others.,Goddamn it, Andy, stop! Don't do that to yourself! Talking shitty,ĦĦĦĦPermit me to accompany you to your carriage.",ĦĦĦĦ"Half of the works of Shakespeare consists of plays upon words and puns,"--talked slang.!
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...!ĦĦĦĦRostov gazed at what was happening before him as at a hunt. He felt instinctively that if the hussars struck at the French dragoons now, the latter could not withstand them, but if a charge was to be made it must be done now, at that very moment, or it would be too late. He looked around. A captain, standing beside him, was gazing like himself with eyes fixed on the cavalry below them.,Christ! Remember Brooks Hatlen?... ,ĦĦĦĦPale and agitated, Natasha ran into the drawing room.,ĦĦĦĦ"Do make me acquainted with your charming daughters," said she. "The whole town is singing their praises and I don't even know then!",ĦĦĦĦWaterloo is not a battle; it is a change of front on the part of the Universe....
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;ĦĦĦĦThe valet brought a woman's fox-lined cloak.,ĦĦĦĦHe put together certain circumstances, certain dates, certain blushes and certain pallors on Cosette's part, and he said to himself:!gillyflowers of all varieties; musk roses; the lime tree in blossom; early pears, ,ĦĦĦĦI said to myself: `Blockhead! Come, I've got you!,ĦĦĦĦI dwell in the night. There is a being who carried off my sky when she went away..
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ĦĦĦĦAs extreme innocence borders on extreme coquetry, she smiled at him with all frankness.,ĦĦĦĦBut the father, the realities, that lair, the ruffians, that adventure, to what purpose?,ĦĦĦĦIn the meantime, let there be no halt, no hesitation, no pause in the grandiose onward march of minds.!ĦĦĦĦJean Valjean lived neither in the pavilion nor the garden; she took greater pleasure in the paved back courtyard, than in the enclosure filled with flowers, and in his little lodge furnished with straw-seated chairs than in the great drawing-room hung with tapestry, against which stood tufted easy-chairs. Jean Valjean sometimes said to her, smiling at his happiness in being importuned:;ĦĦĦĦYou are whispering it to each other there.,ĦĦĦĦBessieres, Caulaincourt, and Berthier were present at that dinner.!ĦĦĦĦThat was the only doubt often troubling Pierre. He did not now make any plans. The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things. Everything ended with that....
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