1 Bilibin settled down comfortably beside the fire.
2 The squadron crossed the bridge and drew out of range of fire without having lost a single man.
3 Soon after Prince Bagration had left him, Tushin had succeeded in setting fire to Schon Grabern.
4 The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
5 The French were putting out the fire which the wind was spreading, and thus gave us time to retreat.
6 Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.
7 He was glancing at everyone with a clear, bright expression, as if asking them to notice how calmly he sat under fire.
8 No one had taken any notice, for everyone knew the sensation which the cadet under fire for the first time had experienced.
9 In the center Tushin's forgotten battery, which had managed to set fire to the Schon Grabern village, delayed the French advance.
10 Together with Tushin, stepping across the bodies and under a terrible fire from the French, he attended to the removal of the guns.
11 "I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.
12 Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
13 The hussars had succeeded in setting it on fire and the French batteries were now firing at them, no longer to hinder them but because the guns were trained and there was someone to fire at.
14 No one had given Tushin orders where and at what to fire, but after consulting his sergeant major, Zakharchenko, for whom he had great respect, he had decided that it would be a good thing to set fire to the village.
15 But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.
16 In their childlike glee, aroused by the fire and their luck in successfully cannonading the French, our artillerymen only noticed this battery when two balls, and then four more, fell among our guns, one knocking over two horses and another tearing off a munition-wagon driver's leg.
17 As there was nothing to be said, and neither wished to give occasion for it to be alleged that he had been the first to leave the range of fire, they would have remained there for a long time testing each other's courage had it not been that just then they heard the rattle of musketry and a muffled shout almost behind them in the wood.
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