1 Sobakevitch's country house and estate were of very fair size, and on each side of the mansion were expanses of birch and pine forest in two shades of green.
2 Soon to the foregoing trees there became added an occasional birch or spruce fir, while in the dense undergrowth around their roots could be seen the blue iris and the yellow wood-tulip.
3 Beside it, in a young birch copse, could be seen a small house with a thatched roof.
4 Suddenly something like a birch broom seemed to sweep over the squadron.
5 Bogucharovo lay in a flat uninteresting part of the country among fields and forests of fir and birch, which were partly cut down.
6 stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
7 It was already the beginning of June when on his return journey he drove into the birch forest where the gnarled old oak had made so strange and memorable an impression on him.
8 Rostov, always closely followed by Ilyin, rode along the side of the road between two rows of birch trees.
9 Far in the distance in that birch and fir forest to the right of the road, the cross and belfry of the Kolocha Monastery gleamed in the sun.
10 From the fleches they rode still farther to the left, along a road winding through a thick, low-growing birch wood.
11 The dressing station consisted of three tents with flaps turned back, pitched at the edge of a birch wood.
12 Some crows, scenting blood, flew among the birch trees cawing impatiently.
13 He sat in his short overcoat leaning against a birch tree.
14 Karataev was still sitting at the side of the road under the birch tree and two Frenchmen were talking over his head.
15 Venus, bright and silvery, shone with her soft light low down in the west behind the birch trees, and high up in the east twinkled the red lights of Arcturus.