"You are the commander of the Emperor Alexander's regiment of Horse Guards?" asked Napoleon.
"Your regiment fulfilled its duty honorably," said Napoleon.
"I bestow it with pleasure," said Napoleon. "And who is that young man beside you?"
"A splendid reply!" said Napoleon. "Young man, you will go far!"
Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.
Though five minutes before, Prince Andrew had been able to say a few words to the soldiers who were carrying him, now with his eyes fixed straight on Napoleon, he was silent....
Besides, Napoleon very soon lost hope of conciliating the Russians, and he would have forgotten all about me had he not loved me--for personal reasons-- I don't mind saying so now.
Instead of him there were always a couple of orderlies--and that was all, excepting, of course, the generals and marshals whom Napoleon always took with him for the inspection of various localities, and for the sake of consultation generally.
Of course it was the idea of an eagle, and must have originated with Napoleon; but the other project was good too--it was the
"Napoleon was walking up and down with folded arms.
'But he's loyal to me and my dynasty,' said Napoleon of him.
Napoleon started, reflected, and said, 'You remind me of a third heart which loves me.