It all went with amazing speed.

I hurried home and called the two cooks out.

– Oh boy! tomorrow, he who has a soul, expose for yourselves, here Colonel Ferdinand-Hussar will have lunch.

“It’s all right, Captain, sir.”

– So for the better, in abundance and excellent.

“You will be pleased with us, Captain.”

– Tables, chairs and tableware must be rented from the restaurant. We pay for what they ask for.

– I understand.

This house of pope has never seen such bright company, and probably will not see it.

There was goulash meat with a juice that could even be eaten in the bag; two types of pasta, fist-shaped dumplings, and cottage cheese haluska covered with crumbs; finally the rosbeaf that could even have been served on Lord Palmerston’s table, at least Doping Hussar Officer as a competent drinker, claimed. Of course, Kolowráth didn’t stay with the Hungarian either, but he also added a basket of champagne. Such a successful feast and melting merriment can be sought only by those who trust in the truth of affairs and in the strength of their weapons.

Let me remember Kolowráth here in a few lines. He is a knight from head to toe, lovable, kind-hearted and friendly. Alanti’s officers were passionate about him, and-67-crew idolized. He was an excellent soldier, a brave warrior, and a friend of the Hungarians, the country and our cause.

And yet he escaped.

He would have been welcome, and I stand good, he fights our war of independence all the way, like any good Hungarian, but he was full of debt in every corner of the country. He took the opportunity and escaped from the creditors with his affluence. If our government had taken a lot of money into its hands and settled the affairs of Count Kolowráth, it would have won an excellent, sensible, courageous and faithful leader for our cause. Of course, this required a lot of money, because Kolowráth was very light-hearted, and certainly our poor government could not spend such a large sum for a man at that time.

Count Kolowráth dissolved a wheel, sensitively damaging several of his regimental officers.

He was immediately given a brigade in Vienna and wanted to send him against Hungary.

Kolowráth replied: “Where there are so many fond memories, where there are so many good friends and where he has spent the most beautiful days: he should not be sent there as an enemy, because he will never fight against Hungary.”

He was immediately retired and sent to Venice for supervision, where he then headed himself.

In our team, especially in the first century, the dislike for Lajos Földváry was always evident. In this century there were young people from the council from the army, several lawyers, clerks and other intellectuals. I don’t know if they could have been hurt by the fact that in the directions of Földváry he did not act as he would for the Urfians, but only militarily, or could Captain Antal Baldacci trace the whole of Ukraine, whose tense relationship-68-He went with Földváry to the duel, so certain they were uneasy. Is it true that there was something raw in the manner of Földváry, but what could have hurt who fulfilled his duty?

These gentlemen loved to rule the table and could not make friends with the need to obey this or that command, they also wanted to know the reason why this command? and why to be fulfilled? And because the Damianics were also strict in military matters, they were shrugged and even suspected.

On one occasion the first century was intact on the outskirts, and a speech was heard, the seas obscuring the individuals, but in the voice of one they recognized Damianics. I had to take dashed sentences out, and they were very compromising. Nosza! Damianics traitor, haggling with the Serbs, we heard.

And what was it? Duel between Baron Baldacci and Lajos Földváry. Damianics, as an assistant to Földváry, spoke about the conditions of fencing, and there may be statements here that caused misunderstandings.

Damianics’ favorite food was the roasted pig. That’s what he invited some of us to do.

Meanwhile, the mistrusters held a meeting where they expressed concern about Damianics and elected a five-member delegation to take the vote of no confidence to Damianics and at the same time call for his resignation.

We sat at an intact table; a bottle of Debrecen bread the size and shape was circled when the delegation appeared. The head of the delegation was a small man.-69-

Damianics stood up; he looked next to the head of the delegation like Kristof the Great.

The little man, whom I do not want to name, said in a long, beautiful, thoughtful speech that there was no trust in Damianics, and they expected him to resign as soon as possible.

When he made his great speech, Damianics did not answer a word, but reached out his right hand, grabbed the speaker by the collar, lifted it into the air, took it to the door, and exposed it nicely there. The members of the delegation hurried neck and head after their leader.

Damianics returned, pulled a big bottle, continued to eat, and talked about everything, not just an orphan word about that little moment.

Being a mediator in such a kind of arbitrary team is very nice, many brave, waisted and self-conscious buddies control each other, and a cowardly or uncharacteristic fact is precluded by them. On the other hand, being officers is a real pain; the public figure is considering which ones are more prominent in private life? it violates the superior voice, and it does not tolerate reproach or punishment, which is finally unavoidable in our campaign. This gives birth to situations. So I had to send a gentleman named Okolicsányi to his tip for his wrong procedure; after the sentence he had served, according to its order, he came to apply. As soon as the official proceedings were over, Okolicsányi released his bayonet with these words:

“And now Okolicsányi is facing Degre to seek redress.”

– Good, send your helpers.

Then the captain, because he had done his duty, fought with the public servant, who neglected his own.-70-

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