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War and Peace - Part 2, Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 5-8 Summary

Denisov's money is missing. Rostov suspects Telyanin and lets Denisov know that he suspects someone; an argument ensues. Against Denisov's orders, Rostov pursues Telyanin and finds him eating and drinking in an inn. He confronts him and Telyanin begs his forgiveness, Rostov leaves the inn without the money. The staff-captain wants an apology from Rostov for accusing a fellow officer so that the entire regiment isn't shamed. He accuses him of lying, which makes Rostov angry enough to consider a duel with him. Rostov refuses to apologize for something that he didn't feel was wrong. A regimental adjutant arrives saying that their regiment has been ordered to the front. Kutuzov falls back to Vienna. Nesvitsky is ordered to ride over and tell the hussars that they are to cross last and burn the bridge. There is a crush of traffic on the bridge...

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