Reblogged from: Reflections

War and Peace - Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy

They wept because they were friends; and because they were kind; and because they, who had been friends since childhood, were concerned with such a mean subject–money; and because their youth was gone … But for both of them they were pleasant tears …

Impoverished widow Anna Mikhailovna accepts 700 roubles from her dear friend Countess Rostov so she can purchase her son’s military uniform. 

 

War and Peace, Part One, Chapter XIV 

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