Why was the Russian army- which with inferior forces had withstood the enemy in full strength at Borodino- defeated at Krasnoe and the Berezina by the disorganized crowds of the French when it was numerically superior?, "I don't know why you think I am cross," said Nicholas, replying to the question he knew was in his wife's mind.; THE GUARD,BOOK NINE: 1812...;!
? Victor Hugo., Napoleon ordered an army to be raised and go to war. We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless. He had the power and so what he ordered was done.,,LastIndexNext, Cosette felt rather than understood the meaning of these words. She turned so pale that her face shone white through the gloom. She stammered:--,;commonwealths, and good governments, do nourish virtue grown, but do not much mend the seeds. But the misery is, that the most effectual means are now applied to the ends least to be desired.... It seemed to him that the mysterious words of these men, so strangely hidden behind that wall, and crouching in the snow, could not but bear some relation to Jondrette's abominable projects. That must be the affair....
JEAN VALJEAN ! Since he had been alone, he had placed his bed in the antechamber, in order to inhabit that deserted apartment as little as possible.,LastIndexNext, The irregulars destroyed the great army piecemeal. They gathered the fallen leaves that dropped of themselves from that withered tree- the French army- and sometimes shook that tree itself. By October, when the French were fleeing toward Smolensk, there were hundreds of such companies, of various sizes and characters. There were some that adopted all the army methods and had infantry, artillery, staffs, and the comforts of life. Others consisted solely of Cossack cavalry. There were also small scratch groups of foot and horse, and groups of peasants and landowners that remained unknown. A sacristan commanded one party which captured several hundred prisoners in the course of a month; and there was Vasilisa, the wife of a village elder, who slew hundreds of the French., Cosette sufficed for his happiness; the idea that he, perhaps, did not suffice for Cosette's happiness, that idea which had formerly been the cause of his fever and sleeplessness, did not even present itself to his mind. He was in a state of collapse from all his past sufferings, and he was fully entered on optimism., When he was in the Rue Pavee, the rag-picker occurred to his mind, and he indulged in this soliloquy:--;
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? Victor Hugo, ,.,, "Do you know what I am thinking about?" she asked. "About Platon Karataev. Would he have approved of you now, do you think?"!