"Why no, my dear fellow," said the astonished narrator, shrugging his shoulders.
Here Prince Hippolyte spluttered and burst out laughing long before his audience, which produced an effect unfavorable to the narrator.
"We have agreed that this is a dinner for recreation, with not a word about business!" and turning again to the narrator he began to laugh afresh.
If he had told the truth to his hearers—who like himself had often heard stories of attacks and had formed a definite idea of what an attack was and were expecting to hear just such a story—they would either not have believed him or, still worse, would have thought that Rostov was himself to blame since what generally happens to the narrators of cavalry attacks had not happened to him.
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The narrator in the play, Our Town talks to characters in the play as well as to the audience.
One of the more popular narrators in movie history is Morgan Freeman. I especially liked him in The Shawshank Redemption where in addition to playing a major role, he narrated the film.