War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace Volume 4, Part 3, Chapter 17 Summary
- As the French army retreats from Moscow to Smolensk, the Russian army chases after them.
- Sometimes the Russian army is able to outrun them and attack from the front. Kutuzov tries to prevent this, since why attack a retreating army?
- Napoleon escapes the fastest, riding away and deserting his troops. This is like a captain not going down with his ship – way, way uncool.