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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

  • Denisov just about faints when Dolokhov and Petya finally get back. He’s pretty much written them off for dead at this point.
  • Petya is too hyped to go to sleep and starts chatting with one of Denisov’s soldiers, telling him all about the adventure into the French camp.
  • He asks the guy to sharpen his saber to prep for the raid the next day.
  • Then Petya just sits there, basking in the moment. He’s not really getting the reality of the situation; everything feels like a dream to him. It’s like he’s playing Call of Duty or something – he’s just very disconnected from the fact that this is real and that he’s about to go into a life-and-death situation.
  • Petya dozes off and dreams that all the sounds around him are becoming music that he can direct. It’s kind of a cool dream, actually. Finally, he wakes up and it’s time to go.

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