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War and Peace - Part 4, Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapters 9-12 Summary

Andrew sees Lise, who doesn't understand the miracle of his appearance, and then the midwife advises him to leave. He hears the baby's cry and tears come to his eyes. The doctor comes out and walks by without a word. Andrew enters the room to find Lise dead with an odd expression on her face. Her expression says, "I love you all, and have done no harm to any one, and what have you done to me?" Two hours later, Andrew goes to his father's room. His father throws his arms around Andrew's neck and sobs like a child. Three days later Lise is buried, and five days later the baby is baptized Nikolai Andreevich. Nikolai Rostov has been appointed an adjutant to the governor of Moscow, so he can't spend the summer with his family, but instead starts his new duties in...

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