But he was not as much at ease with Sonya and Dolokhov as before and was less frequently at home.
He knew that after his promise to Sonya it would be what he deemed base to declare his feelings to Princess Mary.
Running into Sonya's room and not finding her there, Natasha ran to the nursery, but Sonya was not there either.
Not noticing the monk, who had risen to greet her and was drawing back the wide sleeve on his right arm, she went up to Sonya and took her hand.
After tea Sonya noticed a housemaid at Natasha's door timidly waiting to let her pass.
As he spoke he kept glancing with the flirtatiousness of a handsome youth at Sonya and the young lady visitor.
After swallowing a little she had been so frightened that she woke Sonya and told her what she had done.
When she saw Natasha's fright, Sonya shed tears of shame and pity for her friend.
He first implored her to forgive him and Sonya and consent to their marriage, then he threatened that if she molested Sonya he would at once marry her secretly.
When they all drove back from Pelageya Danilovna's, Natasha, who always saw and noticed everything, arranged that she and Madame Schoss should go back in the sleigh with Dimmler, and Sonya with Nicholas and the maids.