1 To the left he saw a sloping descent lit up, and facing it a black knoll that seemed as steep as a wall.
2 I saw them this evening on that knoll; if they had retreated they would have withdrawn from that too.
3 Two officers were standing on the knoll, directing the men.
4 Pierre stepped out of his carriage and, passing the toiling militiamen, ascended the knoll from which, according to the doctor, the battlefield could be seen.
5 From above on the left, bisecting that amphitheater, wound the Smolensk highroad, passing through a village with a white church some five hundred paces in front of the knoll and below it.
6 Pierre pointed to a knoll on the left, near which some troops could be seen.
7 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.
8 He meant to fortify that knoll quite differently, but.
9 They rode across that bridge into the village of Borodino and thence turned to the left, passing an enormous number of troops and guns, and came to a high knoll where militiamen were digging.
10 Telling the groom to follow him with the horses, Pierre went down the street to the knoll from which he had looked at the field of battle the day before.
11 Mounting the steps to the knoll Pierre looked at the scene before him, spellbound by beauty.
12 Having received this order the general passed by Pierre on his way down the knoll.
13 Come along with me to our knoll.
14 This redoubt consisted of a knoll, on three sides of which trenches had been dug.
15 In line with the knoll on both sides stood other guns which also fired incessantly.