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Dolokhov, running beside Timokhin, killed a Frenchman at close quarters and was the first to seize the surrendering French officer by his collar.
It was the first time Sheldon had been at close quarters with an American girl, and he would have wondered if all American girls were like Joan Lackland had he not had wit enough to realize that she was not at all typical.
Enraged at not being able to fight the Marionette at close quarters, they started to throw all kinds of books at him.
A short rally at close quarters, and they close; in another moment the Slogger is thrown again heavily for the third time.