74% done with War and Peace

Though I know what will happen, I’m still unsettled by the scene with Pierre and the Frenchman. Maybe it’s because there is a madman in the house, and a gun, and a war that there is a thin thread of menace to the scene. I never know if the Frenchman is actually a likable guy or is sinister.

I missed it the first time, but the moaning adjutant, the fire, and Natasha at the window mirrors Andrey at the window before