Let's all be adults here. We know what's going on with Boris and Helene. It's a fait accompli.
At Anna P's, Ippolit makes a wierd joke about the King of Prussia (good to know he's still awkward). Boris goes to Helene's the following Tuesday, she barely speaks to him, and then invites him for dinner the next day.
Dinner. The last sentence says he becomes an intimate of hers. Hmmm.
Anyhow, she still has Pierre's land and money. I wonder if that will last. I suppose it must. This circle is tiresome, though, and I'd be more interested in the Rostov's or Bolkonsky's again. No more Boris and Helene.
6 months ago