Dean wanted to question Edith further but she rose, with Effie following, her arm on Edith's elbow and the pair returned upstairs.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
He traced the long scar marking Talon's attempt to slice her arm in two from elbow to wrist.
He took her elbow and urged her toward the house.
An old, noncommissioned officer ran out of the ranks and taking him by the elbow dragged him to his company.
With one motion he struck downward with his right arm and swung his left elbow with all his might on a level line at the man's jaw.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly.
All the same, he gently took her elbow and led her to the house.
At the close of the war the queen regent and her ministers attempted to elbow out Espartero and his followers, but a pronunciamiento ensued in Madrid and other large towns which culminated in the marshal's accepting the post of prime minister.