I get up quick and roll blankets so snow does not get inside.
We go down Lake Bennett, snow, ice, wind like a gale, but woman is very tired and go to sleep.
Yes, Violet,--yes, my little Peony," said their kind mother, "you may go out and play in the new snow.
At last, when they had frosted one another all over with handfuls of snow, Violet, after laughing heartily at little Peony's figure, was struck with a new idea.
On turning they faced directly against the wind, and snow was beginning to fall.
The snow was not deep that year, so that it was possible to walk anywhere, but still in places it was knee-deep and got into Nikita's boots.
The squabbling and bickering among the dogs had long since died down, and the weary animals were curled in the snow, each with his feet and nose bunched together and covered by his wolf's brush of a tail.
The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.
If the snow
goes on I shall lose my oxen," he said to himself; "they can never bear this cold.
Then the snow
began to fall so thickly that the little boy could not see an arm's length before him, but still on he went: when suddenly he let go the string he held in his hand in order to get loose from the sledge, but it was of no use; still the little vehicle rushed on with the quickness of the wind.
We rode over one, the height of which was far below the limit of perpetual snow
Dolokhov lowered his head to the snow
, greedily bit at it, again raised his head, adjusted himself, drew in his legs and sat up, seeking a firm center of gravity.
Suddenly, as the child rolled downward on its mother's knees, all wet with snow
, its eyes were caught by a bright glancing light on the white ground, and, with the ready transition of infancy, it was immediately absorbed in watching the bright living thing running towards it, yet never arriving.
The plains were swept by keen and bitter blasts of wintry wind; the ground was generally covered with snow
, game was scarce, so that hunger generally prevailed in the camp, while the want of pasturage soon began to manifest itself in the declining vigor of the horses.
Immediately after quitting it, we were enveloped in clouds of snow