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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 3, Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary

  • There are a bunch of guys at the tavern where the doctor and his young wife are staying. The men spend the evening playing cards and flirting with this woman.
  • Her husband, the doctor, is asleep on a bed nearby.
  • There’s a lot of double entendres and jokes about the doctor’s wife.
  • After a little while, the doctor pops up. Turns out he hasn’t been asleep at all; he’s been lying there listening and getting mad.
  • He takes his wife and leaves, and the soldiers fall asleep laughing.

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