21% done with War and Peace

Random thought : Pierre does dance with Natasha at the ball when she is still just a child. And it’s a very happy and innocent scene, too. The Tsar’s review with Rostov in attendance sets up the greater philosophy Tolstoy has of no one man being so great. This will be mirrored by the river scene with Napoleon. The Tsar here, though, at least notices the Pavlograds.