Meanwhile an agitated consultation was being carried on in whispers among his generals and marshals at the rear of his suite.
It was the scene of the defeat of the French and Bavarians under Marshals Tallard and Marsin, on the 13th of August 1704, by the English and the Austrians under the duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene.
The marshals were jealous of each other, and Napoleons plans were not approved by his brother.
"I know," interrupted Bilibin, "you're thinking it's very easy to take marshals, sitting on a sofa by the fire!
Herschel marshals the evidence which can be collected on this point.