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This is a very memorable chapter, not because anything unexpected happens – we know Moscow will be abandoned and that Kutuzov will “have to pay for the broken crockery”, but because of little Malasha who watched innocently these proceedings. She has no idea what’s at stake here, all she knows is she loves Granddad and does not like Long-coat. We see how simple this all is and also how terrible. Brilliant.