Zhilinski, a Pole brought up in Paris, was rich, and passionately fond of the French, and almost every day of the stay at Tilsit, French officers of the Guard and from French headquarters were dining and lunching with him and Boris.
On the evening of the twenty-fourth of June, Count Zhilinski arranged a supper for his French friends.
"Count Zhilinski--le Comte N. N.--le Capitaine S. S.," said he, naming his guests.
Zhilinski evidently did not receive this new Russian person very willingly into his circle and did not speak to Rostov.
Boris, too, with his friend Zhilinski, came to see the Preobrazhensk banquet.