Exactly opposite Weyrother, with his glistening wide-open eyes fixed upon him and his mustache twisted upwards, sat the ruddy Miloradovich in a military pose, his elbows turned outwards, his hands on his knees, and his shoulders raised.

He remained stubbornly silent, gazing at Weyrother's face, and only turned away his eyes when the Austrian chief of staff finished reading.

Then Miloradovich looked round significantly at the other generals.

But one could not tell from that significant look whether he agreed or disagreed and was satisfied or not with the arrangements.

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