The hairs tied in the knot hurt Pierre and there were lines of pain on his face and a shamefaced smile.
Pierre in shamefaced and happy confusion glanced occasionally at her, and tried to think what to say next to introduce a fresh subject.
What sportsmen! and as if scorning to say more to the frightened and shamefaced count, he lashed the heaving flanks of his sweating chestnut gelding with all the anger the count had aroused and flew off after the hounds.
But as soon as Pierre turned toward him he wrapped his dressing gown around him with a shamefaced and angry look and hurried away.
The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.