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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary

  • Pierre stays in this shed for four weeks with about twenty other prisoners. Later he would remember only Platon.
  • Platon is a round ball of a man, full of energy and positive vibes. He knows how to do almost everything – he cooks, sews, makes shoes, and so on.
  • He likes to talk a lot about himself and his life, mostly through peasant proverbs. He also likes to sing.
  • For Pierre, he will always be “the unfathomable, round, and eternal embodiment of the spirit of simplicity and truth” (

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