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¡¡¡¡"Well, and he?" asked the count.,¡¡¡¡"A Negro," chimed in Nicholas with a smile of delight. "Of course I remember. Even now I don't know whether there really was a Negro, or if we only dreamed it or were told about him.".¡¡¡¡I don't dare fire at that man.;¡¡¡¡The subject for history is not man's will itself but our presentation of it.;,,BOOK SIX: 1808 - 10;
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¡¡¡¡Once a Frenchman Tikhon was trying to capture fired a pistol at him and shot him in the fleshy part of the back. That wound (which Tikhon treated only with internal and external applications of vodka) was the subject of the liveliest jokes by the whole detachment- jokes in which Tikhon readily joined....,¡¡¡¡Terror had seized on the whole street at the irruption of the mob. There was not a passer-by who did not get out of sight..¡¡¡¡Little Gavroche appeared to be engaged in intent admiration of a wax bride, in a low-necked dress, and crowned with orange-flowers, who was revolving in the window, and displaying her smile to passers-by, between two argand lamps; but in reality, he was taking an observation of the shop, in order to discover whether he could not "prig" from the shop-front a cake of soap, which he would then proceed to sell for a sou to a "hair-dresser" in the suburbs.,¡¡¡¡The traveller straightened himself up. He walked on a few paces,and went off to look over the tops of the hedges. On the horizonthrough the trees, he perceived a sort of little elevation,and on this elevation something which at that distance resembleda lion....¡¡¡¡Madame Thenardier's countenance assumed that peculiar expression which is composed of the terrible mingled with the trifles of life, and which has caused this style of woman to be named megaeras.,,No sir!,¡¡¡¡In the meantime, M. Mabeuf had searched his memory.... Find out more.
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¡¡¡¡"What do you want with No. 7?",!¡¡¡¡History, that is, the unconscious, general, hive life of mankind, uses every moment of the life of kings as a tool for its own purposes.!¡¡¡¡He launched a furious glance on the sly at Marius, which was instantly extinguished.,¡¡¡¡It is a hard trade. In the wheelwright's trade one works always in the open air, in courtyards, under sheds when the masters are good, never in closed workshops, because space is required, you see.,,¡¡¡¡From time to time, at those "energetic" moments of the prosecutor's speech, when eloquence which cannot contain itself overflows in a flood of withering epithets and envelops the accused like a storm, he moved his head slowly from right to left and from left to right in the sort of mute and melancholy protest with which he had contented himself since the beginning of the argument. Two or three times the spectators who were nearest to him heard him say in a low voice, "That is what comes of not having asked M. Baloup." The district-attorney directed the attention of the jury to this stupid attitude, evidently deliberate, which denoted not imbecility, but craft, skill, a habit of deceiving justice, and which set forth in all its nakedness the "profound perversity" of this man. He ended by making his reserves on the affair of Little Gervais and demanding a severe sentence..Find out more.
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¡¡¡¡But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.,CHAPTER X ,¡¡¡¡Once in summer he had sent for the village elder from Bogucharovo, a man who had succeeded to the post when Dron died and who was accused of dishonesty and various irregularities. Nicholas went out into the porch to question him, and immediately after the elder had given a few replies the sound of cries and blows were heard. On returning to lunch Nicholas went up to his wife, who sat with her head bent low over her embroidery frame, and as usual began to tell her what he had been doing that morning. Among other things he spoke of the Bogucharovo elder. Countess Mary turned red and then pale, but continued to sit with head bowed and lips compressed and gave her husband no reply.,¡¡¡¡A comely, fresh-looking old man was conducting the service with that mild solemnity which has so elevating and soothing an effect on the souls of the worshipers. The gates of the sanctuary screen were closed, the curtain was slowly drawn, and from behind it a soft mysterious voice pronounced some words. Tears, the cause of which she herself did not understand, made Natasha's breast heave, and a joyous but oppressive feeling agitated her.,FEVRIER 1637.,,¡¡¡¡Revolutions spring not from an accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return from the fictitious to the real..
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virtues. It is loss also in business, to be too full of respects, or to be too curious ...¡¡¡¡Foka, the butler, was the most ill-tempered person in the house. Natasha liked to test her power over him. He distrusted the order and asked whether the samovar was really wanted.;¡¡¡¡No. Whence comes it?,¡¡¡¡He went from time to time, now to the Rue de l'Homme Arme, now to the Rue de l'Ouest, to pass a month or six weeks, without taking Toussaint.,? Victor Hugo,,Demandait Charlot a Charlotte.,¡¡¡¡ The line of open-air booths starting at the church, extended, as the reader will remember, as far as the hostelry of the Thenardiers. These booths were all illuminated, because the citizens would soon pass on their way to the midnight mass, with candles burning in paper funnels, which, as the schoolmaster, then seated at the table at the Thenardiers' observed, produced "a magical effect." In compensation, not a star was visible in the sky.,;
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The Sisters kept at him. Sometimes he was able to fight them off...,...¡¡¡¡"No," said he.!¡¡¡¡"Ah, good Heavens!" ejaculated the gardener.,¡¡¡¡He had seated himself on the slope in the Champ-de-Mars, turning over all sorts of thoughts in his mind,--Thenardier, the police, the journey, and the difficulty of procuring a passport.;¡¡¡¡ And for being a gallant old boy... , .
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,? Leo Tolstoy,, ,? Leo Tolstoy!trifler: whereof the one would make a personage by geometrical proportions: the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent. Such personages, I think, would please nobody but the painter that made them. Not but I think a painter may make a better face, than ever was; but he must do it, by a kind of felicity (as a musician that maketh an excellent air in music) and not by rule. .He showed Snape something on his arm?¡± said Sirius, looking frankly bewildered. He ran his fingers distractedly through his filthy hair, then shrugged again. ¡°Well, I've no idea what that's about¡but if Karkaroff's genuinely worried, and he's going to Snape for answers¡¡± ,¡¡¡¡"O Lord, O Lord! How starry it is! Tremendous! That means a hard frost....",¡¡¡¡As generally happens, Pierre did not feel the full effects of the physical privation and strain he had suffered as prisoner until after they were over. After his liberation he reached Orel, and on the third day there, when preparing to go to Kiev, he fell ill and was laid up for three months. He had what the doctors termed "bilious fever." But despite the fact that the doctors treated him, bled him, and gave him medicines to drink, he recovered.!