Anna Pavlovna in dismay detained him with the words: "Do you know the Abbe Morio? He is a most interesting man.
" "Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.
" "You think so?" rejoined Anna Pavlovna in order to say something and get away to attend to her duties as hostess.
But Pierre now committed a reverse act of impoliteness.
First he had left a lady before she had finished speaking to him, and now he continued to speak to another who wished to get away.

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