I give Hortense five hundred thousand francs, and I appoint Duroc to the command of the eighth military division.
This projected marriage with Duroc, leaves me without any support.
Hortense had heard only the first of her mother's words: "Duroc returns to-day."
They looked at one another and muttered, "Duroc, Duroc," which is Russian for crazy.
Duroc chivalrously offered to give up command, but Oudinot, who was satisfied as long as he saw fighting, would not hear of this.
I had not been above a week in Paris when Duroc related this speech to me.
The next day Duroc was invited to dine with the king, and the Prussian court immediately recognized the consular government.
Duroc, take care to have the reception to-morrow all that it should be.
I rose from my couch, for the thought flashed through my mind, 'Duroc will assist me in saving him!'
Jean slipped out of the door, and Duroc locked it after him.