Arakcheev's first disgrace only lasted six months.
On the appointed day Prince Andrew entered Count Arakcheev's waiting room at nine in the morning.
"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.
Count Arakcheev's anteroom had quite a special character.
Arakcheev's eyes turned toward him.
Boris noticed Arakcheev's excited face when the sovereign went out with Balashev.