Amazing how well Tolstoy can write a scene where someone dances. I love Denisov. And that dance he has with Natasha has a reckless control (he comes so close to the chairs) that is reversed with Rostov’s controlled recklessness with Dolokhov and the loss of money. Denisov loves the Rostov’s, but Nicholas takes his family for granted. These two scenes are vital and wouldn’t work without each other.