I have heard my grandfather say that old Peter gave his father a mortgage of this very house and land, to raise cash for his silly project
Well, then, an instinct tells me that you have some concealed project on foot.
Is it likely, if I have any project in hand that I ought to keep secret from you, I should tell you about it?
I will answer for the success of a project
which will reflect so much honor on M.
On his part, he willingly gave the most accurate information touching his project
This project consisted in a proposal to occupy the Kremlin with the whole army; to arm and fortify it scientifically, to kill as many horses as could be got, and salt their flesh, and spend the winter there; and in spring to fight their way out.
The project was abandoned; Davoust shrugged his shoulders and went out, whispering to himself--'Bah, il devient superstitieux
He is Minister of War, a man trusted by the Emperor, and I need not concern myself about his personal qualities: he has been commissioned to consider my project
, so he alone can get it adopted," thought Prince Andrew as he waited among a number of important and unimportant people in Count Arakcheev's waiting room.
But the opportunity of carrying out this project
has proved to be one of the lost opportunities of my life.
, the result of long elaboration, is the object of my present communication.
With cargo-mules the case is rather different, for the loads project
so far, that the animals, occasionally running against each other, or against a point of rock, lose their balance, and are thrown down the precipices.
He is coming to see me soon, and then I will make the proposal to him, having first enlightened him upon my circumstances sufficiently to excuse the project