61% done with War and Peace

Like Pierre who loves Natasha but does not dare tell anyone because the secret makes him happy, so to does Maria love Nicholas in the same way. You can see how Tolstoy was building towards how the novel turns out.

From what I can understand about the situation with the peasants and Maria is that they must have thought they were being tricked, but I’m still not sure it’s clear, especially Dron’s position.