The feast was to begin that evening, and I asked bourbaki if they had plenty of pigs to eat.
Gambetta, Chanzy, bourbaki, and Trochu were organising a desperate defence.
In these circumstances General bourbaki considered he must resolve on a retreat.
bourbaki yelled and pulled at the oars with all his might, encouraging the others.
We brought Belni ashore; the thin, flabby fellow was a poor compensation for vigorous bourbaki.
He called out that bourbaki was dead, and that we must come to the village.
But bourbaki had cast away the false name at the instigation of a brother officer while passing through Belgium.
Of what use, they say, are the victories of bourbaki; he cannot be here in time.
bourbaki may relieve Belfort, but in that corner of France what is he to do?
bourbaki turned from the man of verbiage to Bazaine and asked, "Marshal, what do you wish me to do?"