War and Peace Volume 2, Part 4, Chapter 11 Summary
The Melyukov servants rush out to meet the mummers, and Pelageya Danilovna is really entertained by their antics.
In a second, Natasha has dressed up all the Melyukov young people as well, and their mom Pelageya doesn’t even recognize them.
There’s dancing and singing, and then someone suggests going to the bathhouse to listen for ghosts.
This is supposed to be way scary (but fun, in a Halloween kind of way), and Sonya surprisingly volunteers to go check it out. After a sort of confusing ghost story, they tell her how to get to the bathhouse through the back porch.
Meanwhile, Nikolai slips out the front door, makes a beeline for the bathhouse and waits for her.
There’s a magical moment as he realizes that he’s really in love for good.
They meet, make out for a bit through their cross-dressed outfits and go back separately to the house.