By Simon Scarrow
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Ah, but you speak as a soldier.
Napoleon sniffed with derision. ‘As ever, the British spend their riches, and save their lives, leaving the shedding of blood to their allies. ’ Talleyrand briefly consulted a note on the sheet of paper he held in one hand, then glanced up at his Emperor. ‘Ambassador Caulaincourt reports that the Tsar seems to be reluctant to enter into a war against us on his own. None the less there has been a degree of mobilisation of Russian forces that cannot simply be attributed to a defensive posture. ’ Napoleon folded his hands together and rested his chin on the ends of his fingers.
From a supplier of curtains in Lyons . . ’ Napoleon’s eyebrows shot up. ‘Five bales of silk! ’ Josephine shrugged. Napoleon sighed as he nodded down at the letters piled on the tray. ‘Most of these are from suppliers to the imperial household. Aside from the silk, they mention shoes, hats, dresses, horses, furniture, wine, cakes . . ’ Josephine sniffed. ’ They still have to be paid,’ Napoleon admonished her. And you must not continue like this. I could equip an infantry brigade on what you spend on petty indulgences each month.
Fire and Sword by Simon Scarrow