Well, now we know where we are.

And what do you think of the Boulogne expedition? The English will come off badly, you know, if Napoleon gets across the Channel.

I think the expedition is quite feasible.

If only Villeneuve doesn't make a mess of things!" Boris knew nothing about the Boulogne expedition; he did not read the papers and it was the first time he had heard Villeneuve's name.

"We here in Moscow are more occupied with dinner parties and scandal than with politics," said he in his quiet ironical tone.

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