1 No crowd of house-serfs ran out on to the steps to meet the gentlemen; a little girl of twelve years old made her appearance alone.
2 As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.
3 "And there," he pointed to a sutler's tent, "they crowd in and sit."
4 Crossing a road they descended a steep incline and saw several men lying on the ground; they also met a crowd of soldiers some of whom were unwounded.
5 In front of them rows of gray cloaks were already visible through the smoke, and an officer catching sight of Bagration rushed shouting after the crowd of retreating soldiers, ordering them back.
6 The infantry regiments that had been caught unawares in the outskirts of the wood ran out of it, the different companies getting mixed, and retreated as a disorderly crowd.
7 Not only would it have been difficult to stop that crowd, it was even impossible not to be carried back with it oneself.
8 Higher up stood some Russian infantry, neither moving forward to protect the battery nor backward with the fleeing crowd.
9 The crowd, pushing forward desperately, squeezed together, moved a few steps, and again stopped.
10 Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
11 The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
12 Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
13 Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
14 Count Ilya, again thrusting his way through the crowd, went out of the drawing room and reappeared a minute later with another committeeman, carrying a large silver salver which he presented to Prince Bagration.
15 The wagons escorted by the hussars drew up to the picket ropes and a crowd of hussars surrounded them.