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War and Peace - Study Guide Part 4, Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

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Nikolai Rostov hasn't seen Dolohov since Sonya's refusal, and he feels ill at ease in seeing him. He comes across Dolohov sitting at a card table, placing bets with other men. Dolohov is angry with Nikolai, and he intimidates him into playing cards. As the game continues, the losses stack up against Rostov. He thinks that surely Dolohov can't want to ruin him, but the game continues ruthlessly. By the end of the game, Rostov owes 43,000 rubles. He can't pay it right then. Dolohov says Rostov is unlucky at cards, lucky in love. Rostov is upset that he would bring Sonya into this. He says he'll pay Dolohov the next day.

When Nikolai arrives home, the other young people are singing around the clavichord after an evening at the theater. The girls and Denisov are singing, and in Natasha's song Nikolai suddenly feels...

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