36% done with War and Peace



A bit more telling than I’d like from Tolstoy, and it really only adds up to learning that Nicholas doesn’t like Andrei and doesn’t trust that this strange, secret betrothal will actually amount to anything good.

Otherwise we learn the Rostov’s are bad off financially, and that Nicholas will have to be the man of the family. The party for the Rostov’s is almost over. Almost, but not just yet.