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War and Peace

War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Epilogue, Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary

  • Pierre comes downstairs and wants to share all the news and gossip about Petersburg.
  • But he can’t because old Countess Rostov is there. She doesn’t know or remember any of the people they are talking about and just wants to talk about people from her youth.
  • Everyone deals with the situation for a while, and then finally, the old lady leaves.
  • In the next room, the kids are laughing and Pierre is delighted by the sound. He goes off to play with them.

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