1 He had noticed a solitary tree ahead of him.
2 It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as a.
3 And it doesn't do for man to taste of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
4 A tree in the garden snapped with the frost, and then all was again perfectly silent.
5 Denisov's horse swerved aside to avoid a pool in the track and bumped his rider's knee against a tree.
6 The Emperor, wishing to rest and feeling unwell, sat down under an apple tree and von Toll remained beside him.
7 A whole sequence of new thoughts, hopeless but mournfully pleasant, rose in his soul in connection with that tree.
8 On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
9 It will fall of itself when ripe, but if picked unripe the apple is spoiled, the tree is harmed, and your teeth are set on edge.
10 Prince Andrew, looking again at that genealogical tree, shook his head, laughing as a man laughs who looks at a portrait so characteristic of the original as to be amusing.
11 Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.
12 On seeing the young master, the elder one with frightened look clutched her younger companion by the hand and hid with her behind a birch tree, not stopping to pick up some green plums they had dropped.
13 He could not, any more than a man who has been looking at a tuft of steppe grass through the mist and taking it for a tree can again take it for a tree after he has once recognized it to be a tuft of grass.
14 Farther back beyond the dark trees a roof glittered with dew, to the right was a leafy tree with brilliantly white trunk and branches, and above it shone the moon, nearly at its full, in a pale, almost starless, spring sky.
15 And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
16 In the midst of the outspread line of Cossacks two wagons, drawn by French horses and by saddled Cossack horses that had been hitched on in front, rumbled over the tree stumps and branches and splashed through the water that lay in the ruts.
17 Sometimes Pierre, struck by the meaning of his words, would ask him to repeat them, but Platon could never recall what he had said a moment before, just as he never could repeat to Pierre the words of his favorite song: native and birch tree and my heart is sick occurred in it, but when spoken and not sung, no meaning could be got out of it.
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