Part 8, Chapter 2 Summary
Sergey Ivanovitch and Katavasov arrive at the train station just as a group of volunteer soldiers are arriving; they are met by ladies with bouquets of flowers and followed by an enthusiastic crowd. One of the flower-waving ladies, a princess, sees Sergey Ivanovitch and asks if he came to see the soldiers off. He tells her he came to take the train to his brother’s home in the country.
More than eight hundred soldiers have left from Moscow and another two hundred have been sent from nearby places; more than a million Russian soldiers have already been conscripted. She is excited at the news today that the Turks have been beaten at all points for the last three days; the Turks have taken flight and a decisive...
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