Paris — Moscow

The one-way trip would take a month and a half, though the express mail could make it in two weeks. General Malet counted on that. His plan was simple, to deliver a sufficient number of fake orders to different National Guard units in Paris, and, backing them with a counterfeit Senate proclamation that Napoleon was dead in Russia, create an interim republican government. He was in the process of taking control of the Treasury, Postal service and City Hall, when someone had recognized in him an inmate of the Dubuisson insane asylum. To cover up the embarrassing facts, the hastily put together Court Marshal executed the former general and his would be accomplices, that is all those who were gullible enough to take him seriously. Realizing that it was his last chance to give orders, General Malet commanded his own firing squad.


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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2 Responses to Paris — Moscow

  1. Glen says:

    Куда пропал?

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