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Door fitting their views
May 9, 2013 | Views: 68
This change of position on the left flank made Pierre more than ever doubtful of his capacity for comprehending military matters. As he heard Bennigsen and the other generals criticising the position of the troops at the foot of the hill, Pierre fully grasped and shared their views. But that was door fitting why he could not imagine how the man who had placed them there could have made so gross and obvious a blunder. Pierre did not know that the troops had not been placed there to defend their position, as Bennigsen supposed, but had been stationed in that concealed spot in ambush, in order unobserved to deal a sudden blow at the enemy unawares.
Bennigsen, ignorant of this project, moved the troops into a prominent position without saying anything about this change to the commander-in-chief. PRINCE ANDREY was on that bright August evening lying propped on his elbow in a broken-down barn in the village of Knyazkovo, at the further end of the encampment door hardware
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