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War and Peace - Part 3, Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapters 9-12 Summary

The day after the review, Boris gets dressed up and goes to see Bolkonsky, hoping to profit by his friendship to obtain a better position. Andrew is very polite to Boris, wanting to help younger men in getting on in the world. He suggests getting a post with Dolgorukov, where the Tsar is stationed. They go to visit Dolgorukov, and Boris is in awe of these men who decide the fate of nations. The Tsar Alexander stops by Rostov's regiment and wants to be with them during a small battle in which they captured a squadron of the French.

Rostov sees the Tsar again later. The Tsar has tears in his eyes and is lamenting what a terrible thing war is. The regiment leader later makes a joke about Alexander, and Rostov pleads with him not to joke about him. Dolgorukov and Andrew...

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