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War and Peace - Study Guide Part 5, Chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

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On his way back to Petersburg, Pierre stops by Bogucharovo to visit his old friend, Andrew Bolkonsky. Pierre is struck by Andrew's appearance. He appears thin, pale, his eyes lusterless and dead. Andrew is also struck by changes in Pierre. They have dinner together and discuss various topics: Pierre's marriage, future plans, religion, hospitals, military service, and liberating serfs. They drive to Prince Andrew's home under a starry sky and talk of God. They both feel joyful and youthful, happy to have found a comrade in their search for truth.

When Andrew and Pierre drive up to the house at Bald Hills, a few old women run away. Pierre asks who they are, and Andrew says they're Maria's God's folk. They are pilgrims who come to talk to Maria about religion. Old Bolkonsky doesn't approve, but this is the one way Maria disobeys...

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