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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 2, Part 5, Chapter 22 Summary

  • Pierre goes off to the Rostovs’. He hands the letters and things to Sonya and tells Marya Dmitrievna about how Andrei took the news.
  • Natasha calls for him.  She asks Pierre to ask Andrei’s forgiveness – not because she wants to get back together, just because she’s been so horrible to him.
  • Natasha cries, doesn’t really know what to say, and generally is a sad and sorry sight.
  • Pierre tells her that if he weren’t married, he’d propose to her on the spot.
  • This makes her feel a little better.
  • Pierre leaves with tears in his eyes.
  • Riding home on his sleigh, Pierre looks at the sky and sees a comet. It fills him with joy and wonder and hope.

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