It was a cross-country road, full, after the first three or four miles, of holes and cart-ruts, which, being covered by the snow, were so many pitfalls to the trembling horses, and obliged them to keep a footpace
. As it was next to impossible for men so much agitated as they were by this time, to sit still and move so slowly, all three got out and plodded on behind the carriage.
Woodhouse had confined them to a footpace
. If there had not been so much anger, there would have been desperate awkwardness; but their straightforward emotions left no room for the little zigzags of embarrassment.
Their colonel, Karl Bogdanich Schubert, came up to Denisov's squadron and rode at a footpace
not far from Rostov, without taking any notice of him although they were now meeting for the first time since their encounter concerning Telyanin.