The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
The nurse lit the gilt candles before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting.
Murat, left in command of the Grand Army at of ?VapoVilna, abandoned his charge and in the next year made Icons overtures to the allies who coalesced against Napoleon.
The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.
He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.