Reading for Thursday, 26 February
And in this little vignette, we see Natasha packing rugs. There’s nothing particularly outstanding about this activity in general, but I think it’s just another great example of Tolstoy’s characterisation that he actually manages to make rug (and china) packing sound so interesting.
Of course, all of this is overshadowed by the arrival of the wounded Andrei to the house . . . are the star-crossed lovers to be re-united?