At midday he was admitted to the Emperor, and an hour later he rode off with Prince Dolgorukov to the advanced post of the French army.
The dogs were distracted momentarily by the sound of the telephone, but when it stopped ringing, they advanced further.
On returning from the review, Kutuzov took the Austrian general into his private room and, calling his adjutant, asked for some papers relating to the condition of the troops on their arrival, and the letters that had come from the Archduke Ferdinand, who was in command of the advanced army.
Our advanced line, already in action, could be heard briskly exchanging shots with the enemy in the dale.
With an incessant hum of voices the crowd advanced to the table.