The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
Rostov reined in his horse, whose spirits had risen, like his own, at the firing, and went back at a footpace.
Rostov rode on at a footpace not knowing why or to whom he was now going.
Nicholas sent the man to call Natasha and Petya to him, and rode at a footpace to the place where the whips were getting the hounds together.
They rode at a footpace to the barn, where a large crowd of peasants was standing.