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  • Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
  • And he narrated his whole conversation with the French doctor and the reasons that convinced him that Metivier was a spy.
  • He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
  • In their narration events occur solely by the will of a Napoleon, and Alexander, or in general of the persons they describe.
  • "The Cossack, not knowing in what company he was, for Napoleon’s plain appearance had nothing about it that would reveal to an Oriental mind the presence of a monarch, talked with extreme familiarity of the incidents of the war," says Thiers, narrating this episode.
  • And if history has for its object the study of the movement of the nations and of humanity and not the narration of episodes in the lives of individuals, it too, setting aside the conception of cause, should seek the laws common to all the inseparably interconnected infinitesimal elements of free will.
  • Finally, the latest episode in Poland still fresh in the captain’s memory, and which he narrated with rapid gestures and glowing face, was of how he had saved the life of a Pole (in general, the saving of life continually occurred in the captain’s stories) and the Pole had entrusted to him his enchanting wife (parisienne de coeur) while himself entering the French service.

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  • She narrates the story with the wisdom of an older woman looking back on life.
  • She avoided eye contact as she narrated the story of how she ended up in prison.

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