If not it is merely a question of settling where the preliminaries of the new Campo Formio are to be drawn up.

" "What an extraordinary genius!" Prince Andrew suddenly exclaimed, clenching his small hand and striking the table with it, "and what luck the man has!" "Buonaparte?" said Bilibin inquiringly, puckering up his forehead to indicate that he was about to say something witty.

" Buonaparte?" he repeated, accentuating the u: "I think, however, now that he lays down laws for Austria at Schonbrunn, il faut lui faire grace de l'u!* I shall certainly adopt an innovation and call him simply Bonaparte!" *"We must let him off the u!" "But joking apart," said Prince Andrew, "do you really think the campaign is over?" "This is what I think.

Austria has been made a fool of, and she is not used to it.

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