B. he was accused of inciting the serfs to start the fires at smolensk
C. he overheard
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1. The Bezukhovs – Count Kirill Bezukhov, a rich count who dies at the beginning of the novel, and his illegitimate son Pierre.
2. The Rostovs – Financially struggling. Led by Count Rostov and his wife, Countess Rostov. They have four children: snippy Vera, romantic Nikolai, beautiful Natasha, and boisterous Pyotr. They have also taken in Sonya Rostov, a young, orphaned cousin a few years older than Natasha.
3. The Bolkonskys – A wealthy family that lives at Bald Hills, their rural estate. They are led by the aging, eccentric Nikolai Bolkonsky. They include Prince Andrei, who is aloof and ambitious, his pious…
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