The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
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 nurse lit the gilt candles before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting.
He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.
Everywhere preparations were made not for ceremonious welcomes (which he knew Pierre would not like), but for just such gratefully religious ones, with offerings of icons and the bread and salt of hospitality, as, according to his understanding of his master, would touch and delude him.