"All right, all right.

We'll talk it over," replied Prince Andrew.

"Only let me report this gentleman's business, and I shall be at your disposal.

" While Prince Andrew went to report about the purple-faced general, that gentleman--evidently not sharing Boris' conception of the advantages of the unwritten code of subordination--looked so fixedly at the presumptuous lieutenant who had prevented his finishing what he had to say to the adjutant that Boris felt uncomfortable.

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