Actually, that’s about all I’ve got to say for this chapter.  Ippolit’s back in town, and people still consider him an idiot.  Obviously, despite that fact, he made his way into the diplomatic service.

There was a time when aristocracy had its benefits . . .

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2 thoughts on “One-Year War and Peace 2.11 – The Return of Ippolit

  1. Yes, it’s a short chapter. But I like the caustic bite of it. All these respectable and presumably “important” people, looking so utterly ridiculous, and Ippolit’s absolutely incomprehensible comment on the politics of the day. The worry is, though, that Ippolit seems to fit in so well here. And these are “important” people!!

  2. Amelie – “We must let him see Amelie, she’s exquisite!” said one of “ours,” kissing his finger tips.

    Ippolit . . . Hippolyte . . .

    With Prince Hippolyte Kuragin, who was a secretary to the embassy, Bolkonski was already acquainted. Bilibin introduced him to the others.

    My character count is now 197

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