He felt afraid of what would happen to him and still more afraid of showing his fear.
He felt curious to know what was going to happen and what would be revealed to him; but most of all, he felt joyful that the moment had come when he would at last start on that path of regeneration and on the actively virtuous life of which he had been dreaming since he met Joseph Alexeevich.
Loud knocks were heard at the door.
Pierre took the bandage off his eyes and glanced around him.

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