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1  Pierre shook his head and arms as if attacked by mosquitoes or bees.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
2  And the child is afraid of bees and declares that bees exist to sting people.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
3  In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
4  The bees do not fly in the same way, the smell and the sound that meet the beekeeper are not the same.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
5  Formerly only bees laden with honey flew into the hive, and they flew out empty; now they fly out laden.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
6  On that third of March, all the rooms in the English Club were filled with a hum of conversation, like the hum of bees swarming in springtime.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III
7  In another corner two old bees are languidly fighting, or cleaning themselves, or feeding one another, without themselves knowing whether they do it with friendly or hostile intent.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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8  Another beekeeper who has studied the life of the hive more closely says that the bee gathers pollen dust to feed the young bees and rear a queen, and that it exists to perpetuate its race.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
9  Instead of serried rows of bees sealing up every gap in the combs and keeping the brood warm, he sees the skillful complex structures of the combs, but no longer in their former state of purity.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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10  In place of the former close dark circles formed by thousands of bees sitting back to back and guarding the high mystery of generation, he sees hundreds of dull, listless, and sleepy shells of bees.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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11  The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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12  Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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13  Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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14  In a third place a crowd of bees, crushing one another, attack some victim and fight and smother it, and the victim, enfeebled or killed, drops from above slowly and lightly as a feather, among the heap of corpses.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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15  Instead of a neatly glued floor, swept by the bees with the fanning of their wings, there is a floor littered with bits of wax, excrement, dying bees scarcely moving their legs, and dead ones that have not been cleared away.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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16  Black robber bees are swiftly and stealthily prowling about the combs, and the short home bees, shriveled and listless as if they were old, creep slowly about without trying to hinder the robbers, having lost all motive and all sense of life.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
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17  To the beekeeper's tap on the wall of the sick hive, instead of the former instant unanimous humming of tens of thousands of bees with their abdomens threateningly compressed, and producing by the rapid vibration of their wings an aerial living sound, the only reply is a disconnected buzzing from different parts of the deserted hive.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
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