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War and Peace

War and Peace

  

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

  • Nine days later, a messenger comes from Kutuzov to Emperor Alexander.
  • Basically, he tells the emperor the deal – that it was either lose Moscow and the army, or just Moscow.
  • Alexander takes it in stride.
  • Then the messenger says the army is raring to fight. Which is music to Alexander's ears.
  • Alexander gives a little speech about how, if he ever stops being emperor, he’ll go and be a peasant and eat potatoes. Unlikely, but still, good effort.

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