" She led him into the dark drawing room and Pierre was glad no one could see his face.

Anna Mikhaylovna left him, and when she returned he was fast asleep with his head on his arm.

In the morning Anna Mikhaylovna said to Pierre: "Yes, my dear, this is a great loss for us all, not to speak of you.

But God will support you: you are young, and are now, I hope, in command of an immense fortune.

The will has not yet been opened.

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