Allow me to remain with Prince Bagration's detachment.

" "Get in," said Kutuzov, and noticing that Bolkonski still delayed, he added: "I need good officers myself, need them myself!" They got into the carriage and drove for a few minutes in silence.

"There is still much, much before us," he said, as if with an old man's penetration he understood all that was passing in Bolkonski's mind.

" If a tenth part of his detachment returns I shall thank God," he added as if speaking to himself.

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