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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 2, Chapter 14 Summary

  • The Russian prisoners walk slowly between French soldiers and wagons. It’s a massive traffic jam.
  • Some of the prisoner officers are scandalized by all the loot the French are hauling away. The most scandalous of all to them is a wagon full of women, obviously Russian girls who have become army prostitutes.
  • Pierre is unfazed by everything he sees, just trying to get through the march without becoming mentally unstable.
  • The prisoners are treated worse and worse. For dinner they get some gruel and horseflesh to eat. Um, gross.
  • After dinner, Pierre has some kind of deep-thoughts moment that doesn’t make much sense, then he goes to sleep happy.

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