1 That same day a council of war had been held in which all the members of the Hofkriegsrath and both Emperors took part.
2 At that council, contrary to the views of the old generals Kutuzov and Prince Schwartzenberg, it had been decided to advance immediately and give battle to Bonaparte.
3 The council of war was just over when Prince Andrew accompanied by Boris arrived at the palace to find Dolgorukov.
4 Everyone at headquarters was still under the spell of the day's council, at which the party of the young had triumphed.
5 Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.
6 "There will be a council of war at Kutuzov's tonight, though; you can say all this there," remarked Dolgorukov.
7 Shortly after nine o'clock that evening, Weyrother drove with his plans to Kutuzov's quarters where the council of war was to be held.
8 In the large drawing room which had become the commander in chief's office were gathered Kutuzov himself, Weyrother, and the members of the council of war.
9 They were drinking tea, and only awaited Prince Bagration to begin the council.
10 Prince Andrew came in to inform the commander-in-chief of this and, availing himself of permission previously given him by Kutuzov to be present at the council, he remained in the room.
11 The council of war, at which Prince Andrew had not been able to express his opinion as he had hoped to, left on him a vague and uneasy impression.
12 It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
13 Prince Andrew, taking advantage of the Emperor's permission, accompanied Paulucci, whom he had known in Turkey, into the drawing room where the council was assembled.
14 Though they had not been summoned for the purpose, and though it was not so called, they all felt that this was really a council of war.
15 Malasha, who kept her eyes fixed on what was going on before her, understood the meaning of the council differently.