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¡¡¡¡"It isn't wanted, Petya. Tell them to take it away," replied Natasha.,¡¡¡¡"Give him some porridge: it takes a long time to get filled up after starving."...;? Victor Hugo...Harry stood there, paralyzed, not knowing what to do or whom to believe. He glanced around at Ron and Hermione. Ron looked just as confused as he did, still fighting to keep hold on the struggling Scabbers. Hermione, however, took an uncertain step toward Snape and said, in a very breathless voice, ¡°Professor Snape ¡ª it wouldn't hurt to hear what they've got to say, w-would it?¡± ,¡¡¡¡Thenardier, masterful and phlegmatic, cauterized the scruple with this saying: "Jean Jacques Rousseau did even better!",¡¡¡¡As the sun and each atom of ether is a sphere complete in itself, and yet at the same time only a part of a whole too immense for man to comprehend, so each individual has within himself his own aims and yet has them to serve a general purpose incomprehensible to man....,all to remember the conclusion of the Roman twelve tables; sahispcpuli supremo, lex; and to know that laws, except they be in order to that end, are but things captious, and oracles not well inspired. ;
? Victor Hugo,¡¡¡¡"She is dying," said Jondrette.,¡¡¡¡He had himself served by the porters, and gave himself out as a gentleman from the suburbs, living on his funds, and having a little temporary resting-place in town. This lofty virtue had three domiciles in Paris for the sake of escaping from the police.,¡¡¡¡We will attend to the rest hereafter."!¡¡¡¡Thou art a letter that I write to her.,¡¡¡¡Kutuzov glanced inquiringly at him..¡¡¡¡The bulletins are confused, the commentaries involved.,¡¡¡¡"Dunyasha," she whispered. "Dunyasha!" she screamed wildly, and tearing herself out of this silence she ran to the servants' quarters to meet her old nurse and the maidservants who came running toward her. ,¡¡¡¡"I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation. He asked her to waltz. That tremulous expression on Natasha's face, prepared either for despair or rapture, suddenly brightened into a happy, grateful, childlike smile.!
...¡¡¡¡"You're a fine man," said Gavroche.;¡¡¡¡We should in fact have reached those two fundamentals of which man's whole outlook on the universe is constructed- the incomprehensible essence of life, and the laws defining that essence.,a nice fried chicken dinner provided them by the county, smacking greasy lips and gnawing cobbettes of corn.,¡¡¡¡And now that I have had the goodness to tell you all this, let's have an end of it. I want money, I want a deal of money, I must have an enormous lot of money, or I'll exterminate you, by the thunder of the good God!"...¡¡¡¡You see, you are my angel!.
,!Harry could see Lupin's silhouette. He had gone rigid. Then his limbs began to shake. ,¡¡¡¡Each pocket of this coat had the air of being in a manner provided against unexpected accidents.;,¡¡¡¡In this manner she reached the bench.,¡¡¡¡When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions. Just the same is done by a concourse of people, allowing those who do not take a direct part in the activity to devise considerations, justifications, and surmises concerning their collective activity.!¡¡¡¡That is enough to make one shudder, I believe you! Just imagine, what if you were to see men enter your chamber at night and say:,BOOK FOURTEENTH.--THE GRANDEURS OF DESPAIR,that, think about this...;
¡¡¡¡The more this field of motion spreads out before our eyes, the more evident are the laws of that movement. To discover and define those laws is the problem of history.,,...¡¡¡¡It will be remembered that M. Madeleine had been in the habit of reading a great deal.,¡¡¡¡"Now we'll go into action. Oh, when he takes it in hand himself, things get hot... by heaven!... There he is!... Vive l'Empereur! So these are the steppes of Asia! It's a nasty country all the same. Au revoir, Beauche; I'll keep the best palace in Moscow for you! Au revoir. Good luck!... Did you see the Emperor? Vive l'Empereur!... preur!- If they make me Governor of India, Gerard, I'll make you Minister of Kashmir- that's settled. Vive l'Empereur! Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! The Cossacks- those rascals- see how they run! Vive l'Empereur! There he is, do you see him? I've seen him twice, as I see you now. The little corporal... I saw him give the cross to one of the veterans.... Vive l'Empereur!" came the voices of men, old and young, of most diverse characters and social positions. On the faces of all was one common expression of joy at the commencement of the long-expected campaign and of rapture and devotion to the man in the gray coat who was standing on the hill.,¡¡¡¡Her first glance at Nicholas' face told her that he had only come to fulfill the demands of politeness, and she firmly resolved to maintain the tone in which he addressed her.;¡¡¡¡Whether they were playing the ring and string game or the ruble game or talking as now, Nicholas did not leave Sonya's side, and gazed at her with quite new eyes. It seemed to him that it was only today, thanks to that burnt-cork mustache, that he had fully learned to know her. And really, that evening, Sonya was brighter, more animated, and prettier than Nicholas had ever seen her before.;
¡¡¡¡They loaded the guns and carbines, all together, without haste, with solemn gravity.,¡¡¡¡They found on him a little round card pasted between two pieces of glass, and bearing on one side the arms of France, engraved, and with this motto:.Therefore, let penal laws, if they have been sleepers of long, or if they be grown unfit for the present time, be by wise judges confined in me execution; w_as cffidum est, ut res, ita tempora renon, &c. In causes of life and death; judges ought (as far as the law permitteth) in justice to remember mercy; and to cast ,logic and rhetoric able to contend. AbeuntstucSa in mores. Nay, there is no stond ,Harry looked desperately around. Black and Lupin both gone¡ they had no one but Snape for company, still hanging, unconscious, in midair. ,¡¡¡¡THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815,¡¡¡¡This whirlwind which was within him, produced on him the effect of being outside of him and of bearing him away. It seemed to him that he was already at an immense distance from life. His two luminous months of joy and love, ending abruptly at that frightful precipice, Cosette lost to him, that barricade, M. Mabeuf getting himself killed for the Republic, himself the leader of the insurgents,-- all these things appeared to him like a tremendous nightmare. He was obliged to make a mental effort to recall the fact that all that surrounded him was real..
...BOOK SEVEN: 1810 - 11.¡¡¡¡"Yes, sir. He knows where to stand. He understands the matter so well that Daniel and I are often quite astounded," said Simon, well knowing what would please his master.,¡¡¡¡It was the road to Bicetre.!¡¡¡¡This mass was about five feet in height; the space above the summit of this mass which it was necessary to climb was not more than fourteen feet.,.LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡A briefless lawyer, when I took you to the Prado to dine, you were so beautiful that the roses seemed to me to turn round, and I heard them say: Is she not beautiful!;BOOK FIRST.--A FEW PAGES OF HISTORY.
¡¡¡¡This unshakable, irrefutable consciousness of freedom, uncontrolled by experiment or argument, recognized by all thinkers and felt by everyone without exception, this consciousness without which no conception of man is possible constitutes the other side of the question.;...? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡At first while they were still moving along the Kaluga road, Napoleon's armies made their presence known, but later when they reached the Smolensk road they ran holding the clapper of their bell tight- and often thinking they were escaping ran right into the Russians.,¡¡¡¡One morning, he threw him this admonition:--,,¡¡¡¡They loaded the guns and carbines, all together, without haste, with solemn gravity.!
¡¡¡¡"You drop this nonsense and tell the people to get ready to leave their homes and go to Moscow and to get carts ready for tomorrow morning for the princess' things. And don't go to any meeting yourself, do you hear?"...¡¡¡¡Let us pause a moment.,,43 Of Beauty ;¡¡¡¡If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals- and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled- then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.,¡¡¡¡"Do not think, however," she wrote, "that my father is ill-disposed toward you. He is an invalid and an old man who must be forgiven; but he is good and magnanimous and will love her who makes his son happy." Princess Mary went on to ask Natasha to fix a time when she could see her again..
¡¡¡¡Only to the old countess at night in bed could Natasha have told all she was feeling. She knew that Sonya with her severe and simple views would either not understand it at all or would be horrified at such a confession. So Natasha tried to solve what was torturing her by herself..¡¡¡¡The man seemed to have received an electric shock....¡¡¡¡But the first family that comes to hand does not suffice to make a dynasty.,¡¡¡¡Their specific gravity in the human species results from something more than a combat..¡¡¡¡At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country. Our Emperor joined the army to encourage it to defend every inch of Russian soil and not to retreat. The enormous Drissa camp was formed on Pfuel's plan, and there was no intention of retiring farther. The Emperor reproached the commanders in chief for every step they retired. He could not bear the idea of letting the enemy even reach Smolensk, still less could he contemplate the burning of Moscow, and when our armies did unite he was displeased that Smolensk was abandoned and burned without a general engagement having been fought under its walls.,¡¡¡¡They did not notice the cholera which decimated Paris precisely during that very month. They had confided in each other as far as possible, but this had not extended much further than their names.,¡¡¡¡What was to be done?,.
,¡¡¡¡"I met them the day before yesterday at the Arkharovs'. Natalie has recovered her looks and is brighter. She sang a song. How easily some people get over everything!",¡¡¡¡I dare not look at you. It is all over with me when I contemplate you.,¡¡¡¡Algebra is applied to the clouds; the radiation of the star profits the rose; no thinker would venture to affirm that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations.,? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡"Do you really not recognize her?",!
;¡¡¡¡However, the man's examination and the depositions of the witnesses had been completed, but the lawyer's plea, and the speech of the public prosecutor were still to come; it could not be finished before midnight.!,CHAPTER V ,;¡¡¡¡And the deeper she penetrated, not with her mind only but with her whole soul, her whole being, into the subject that absorbed her, the larger did that subject grow and the weaker and more inadequate did her powers appear, so that she concentrated them wholly on that one thing and yet was unable to accomplish all that she considered necessary....
BOOK ELEVENTH.--THE ATOM FRATERNIZES WITH THE HURRICANE, ;;¡¡¡¡"You don't at all understand," she said.;Andy? I guess we're gettin' to be friends, ain't we?...¡¡¡¡Boris kissed Natasha's hand and said that he was astonished at the change in her..;But to leave these points of nature, and to come to men. The greatest vicissitude ,¡¡¡¡Yesterday you were trembling for a health that is dear to you, to-day you fear for your own; to-morrow it will be anxiety about money, the day after to-morrow the diatribe of a slanderer, the day after that, the misfortune of some friend; then the prevailing weather, then something that has been broken or lost, then a pleasure with which your conscience and your vertebral column reproach you; again, the course of public affairs.,¡¡¡¡"Give it to me quick.",¡¡¡¡The song died away..
LastIndexNext!2 EXT -- CABIN -- NIGHT (1946) 2,¡¡¡¡Pierre, answering Natasha's words, told her how intolerable it had been for him to meet ladies at dinners and balls in Petersburg.,I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain...,¡¡¡¡"Scoundrel, what are you doing?" shouted the innkeeper, rushing to the cook....¡¡¡¡"But, Prince," Dessalles began timidly, "the letter mentions Vitebsk....",¡¡¡¡Maitre Renard, par l'odeur alleche, ,¡¡¡¡Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."!
¡¡¡¡"Well, Prince, may God give you great luck!" said Matrena in her gypsy accent....¡¡¡¡Toussaint brought their provisions, and Jean Valjean went himself for water to a fountain near by on the boulevard.,¡¡¡¡The war 1812, besides its national significance dear to every Russian heart, was now to assume another, a European, significance....¡¡¡¡Lavrushka, however, ran up to Karp and seized him by the arms from behind.,¡¡¡¡"Then why are you leaving?"...¡¡¡¡It was indispensable that all should be ended on the following day, that triumph should rest either here or there, that the insurrection should prove itself a revolution or a skirmish.,¡¡¡¡"And what is his name?"!
¡¡¡¡She uttered a feeble cry....¡¡¡¡A minute later the marshal's adjutant, de Castres, came in and conducted Balashev to the quarters assigned him.,,¡¡¡¡The passers-by of forty years ago halted to gaze at it, without a suspicion of the secrets which it hid in its fresh and verdant depths.,¡¡¡¡He flashed the knife, which he held open in his hand, in the light of the lantern.,¡¡¡¡Princess Mary entered her father's room and went up to his bed. He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless. He seemed altogether so thin, small, and pathetic. His face seemed to have shriveled or melted; his features had grown smaller. Princess Mary went up and kissed his hand. His left hand pressed hers so that she understood that he had long been waiting for her to come. He twitched her hand, and his brows and lips quivered angrily.,,...
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BOOK FIRST.-WATERLOO.¡¡¡¡One afternoon noticing Natasha shivering with fever, Princess Mary took her to her own room and made her lie down on the bed. Natasha lay down, but when Princess Mary had drawn the blinds and was going away she called her back.,¡¡¡¡It was he who saved my life!,¡¡¡¡He who felt that he could never do anything but crawl, walk at the most, beheld wings sprouting on Cosette.,¡¡¡¡"Routed up the earth like a pig," said another.; ,¡¡¡¡"Vive la France!.
¡¡¡¡If it is absolutely necessary, the first man of genius or even the first man of fortune who comes to hand suffices for the manufacturing of a king.,¡¡¡¡As soon as he had found himself released from his bonds, and while Javert was drawing up his report, he had taken advantage of confusion, the crowd, the darkness, and of a moment when the general attention was diverted from him, to dash out of the window..¡¡¡¡From month to month the hostility increased, and from being concealed it became patent.!¡¡¡¡What was he to do?.,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander in chief- a post his father had procured for him- and would at last try to make a good match there. He indicated to him Princess Mary and Julie Karagina....
¡¡¡¡Jean Valjean was immediately taken to the prison at Toulon.... ,¡¡¡¡In reply to the count's anxious inquiries as to why she was so dejected and whether anything had happened to her betrothed, she assured him that nothing had happened and asked him not to worry. Marya Dmitrievna confirmed Natasha's assurances that nothing had happened. From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.,¡¡¡¡At dinner that day, on Dessalles' mentioning that the French were said to have already entered Vitebsk, the old prince remembered his son's letter.... ,¡¡¡¡"So it was a woman?" said he..!
¡¡¡¡Then it is seen that the man is simply a peasant, that he appears black because it is nightfall; that he is not digging any hole whatever, but is cutting grass for his cows, and that what had been taken for horns is nothing but a dung-fork which he is carrying on his back, and whose teeth, thanks to the perspective of evening, seemed to spring from his head. The man returns home and dies within the week.;!¡¡¡¡"Because the hall is full.",¡¡¡¡He stared intently at Fantine, and added, once more taking into his grasp Jean Valjean's cravat, shirt and collar:--,...¡¡¡¡"To change the water in this glass. I am just finishing the design."...¡¡¡¡These men, through the black masks or paste which covered their faces, and made of them, at fear's pleasure, charcoal-burners, negroes, or demons, had a stupid and gloomy air, and it could be felt that they perpetrated a crime like a bit of work, tranquilly, without either wrath or mercy, with a sort of ennui.,¡¡¡¡The police discovered that M. Madeleine was no other than an ex-convict who had broken his ban, condemned in 1796 for theft, and named Jean Valjean. Jean Valjean has been recommitted to prison.,¡¡¡¡"When will her mother come? She has worried me to death! Now mind, don't tell her everything!" said she to Pierre. "One hasn't the heart to scold her, she is so much to be pitied, so much to be pitied.".
¡¡¡¡"And your name?",¡¡¡¡He also was trembling, like Paris, on the brink of an obscure and formidable revolution. A few hours had sufficed to bring this about.,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡It has eleven claws of iron with which to seize the granite on the bottom of the sea, and more wings and more antennae than winged insects, to catch the wind in the clouds.,¡¡¡¡"I told you that I have no will," Natasha replied. "Why can't you understand? I love him!".;
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;...¡¡¡¡The centre of the English army, rather concave, very dense, and very compact, was strongly posted.,¡¡¡¡One apple is a supper; one apple is life.,!,;,¡¡¡¡All this serenity had been traversed by but a single word of haughty pity; perceiving on his left, at a spot where there now stands a large tomb, those admirable Scotch Grays, with their superb horses, massing themselves, he said, "It is a pity.";
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...¡¡¡¡She washed, dressed, said her prayers, and went out to the porch. In front of it stood carriages without horses and things were being packed into the vehicles.,¡¡¡¡It was an odd moment when Cosette's rags met and clasped the ribbons and fresh pink muslins of the doll..¡¡¡¡all the things of life are perpetually fleeing before us; the dark and bright intervals are intermingled; after a dazzling moment, an eclipse; we look, we hasten, we stretch out our hands to grasp what is passing; each event is a turn in the road, and, all at once, we are old; we feel a shock; all is black; we distinguish an obscure door; the gloomy horse of life, which has been drawing us halts, and we see a veiled and unknown person unharnessing amid the shadows.,¡¡¡¡Then he essayed a desperate effort.,¡¡¡¡The child was not afraid....;
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,¡¡¡¡During that year after his son's departure, Prince Nicholas Bolkonski's health and temper became much worse. He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger. He seemed carefully to seek out her tender spots so as to torture her mentally as harshly as possible. Princess Mary had two passions and consequently two joys- her nephew, little Nicholas, and religion- and these were the favorite subjects of the prince's attacks and ridicule. Whatever was spoken of he would bring round to the superstitiousness of old maids, or the petting and spoiling of children. "You want to make him"- little Nicholas- "into an old maid like yourself! A pity! Prince Andrew wants a son and not an old maid," he would say. Or, turning to Mademoiselle Bourienne, he would ask her in Princess Mary's presence how she liked our village priests and icons and would joke about them.,,This Free Ebook is Produced ,¡¡¡¡You are lucky!,¡¡¡¡It is at this point that the ascent of the hill begins.,,¡¡¡¡Natasha, who had borne the first period of separation from her betrothed lightly and even cheerfully, now grew more agitated and impatient every day. The thought that her best days, which she would have employed in loving him, were being vainly wasted, with no advantage to anyone, tormented her incessantly. His letters for the most part irritated her. It hurt her to think that while she lived only in the thought of him, he was living a real life, seeing new places and new people that interested him. The more interesting his letters were the more vexed she felt. Her letters to him, far from giving her any comfort, seemed to her a wearisome and artificial obligation. She could not write, because she could not conceive the possibility of expressing sincerely in a letter even a thousandth part of what she expressed by voice, smile, and glance. She wrote to him formal, monotonous, and dry letters, to which she attached no importance herself, and in the rough copies of which the countess corrected her mistakes in spelling.;
¡¡¡¡The solidarity of the Brunswicks, the Nassaus, the Romanoffs, the Hohenzollerns, the Hapsburgs with the Bourbons.,¡¡¡¡"Well, and how is Prince Alexander to blame? He is a most estimable man. I used to meet him at Mary Antonovna's," said the countess in an offended tone; and still more offended that they all remained silent, she went on: "Nowadays everyone finds fault. A Gospel Society! Well, and what harm is there in that?" and she rose (everybody else got up too) and with a severe expression sailed back to her table in the sitting room.,¡¡¡¡Enjolras, pale, with bare neck and dishevelled hair, and his woman's face, had about him at that moment something of the antique Themis. His dilated nostrils, his downcast eyes, gave to his implacable Greek profile that expression of wrath and that expression of Chastity which, as the ancient world viewed the matter, befit Justice.,CHAPTER XVI ...¡¡¡¡You are not in the tub there; you wash at the faucet in front of you, and rinse in a basin behind you..BOOK FIFTH.--FOR A BLACK HUNT, A MUTE PACK ;¡¡¡¡If the purpose of dinner is to nourish the body, a man who eats two dinners at once may perhaps get more enjoyment but will not attain his purpose, for his stomach will not digest the two dinners.;,¡¡¡¡Soon after Prince Andrew had gone, Princess Mary wrote to her friend Julie Karagina in Petersburg, whom she had dreamed (as all girls dream) of marrying to her brother, and who was at that time in mourning for her own brother, killed in Turkey. ...
,¡¡¡¡On the following day Jean Valjean returned.,,¡¡¡¡My children, you will not forget that I am a poor man, you will have me buried in the first plot of earth that you find, under a stone to mark the spot.! ,,!? Victor Hugo,¡¡¡¡"Would you believe it?!