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.