... the eighty-thousand-man mass of the allied army undulated and set up in a huge six-mile sheet.
p. 258 Prince Andrei asks Dolgorukov if he saw Bonaparte. The dialogue feels a little puppety-- nonetheless, it works.
The glimpse of Napoleon adds suspense. p. 259, Dolgorukov says:
"He's a man in a gray frock coat, who wished very much that I would say 'Your' Majesty to him"