This chapter really does speak for itself – but how cool is it to have Dolohov lead a charge, capture a French officer, and have the gall to butt in on his commanding general – all so he can get himself reinstated. There is absolutely no stopping this man . . .
And then, the scene shifts to the amazing stand of Tushin and his cannons on top of the hill. Tolstoy’s description of the elation and madness here is brilliant. I know there were many of thinking a month and a half was a long time to wait for battle scenes, but I hope they were worth it.
It should also be mentioned that this whole battle of Schöngraben was really just a minor skirmish compared to the bigger ones to come . . . So, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, folks.
See you tomorrow.