Reading for Wednesday, 4 February
This is one of those chapters where I feel like I could either rave for paragraphs about it or just let you read it for yourself.
It’s the quirky little details that bring this chapter alive, as the artillery men scuttle about their business, and the battle gets closer and closer. It’s a subtle thing, but as soon as the artillery men decide that they can cope with Pierre hanging around (even if it’s just because he’s amusing), we instantly warm to them. Which makes what happens to this particular artillery group all the more devastating . . .