This is from the Little Prince, and the king says as below:
"One must command from each what each can perform," the king went on. "Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable."
I don't understand why "from" is used here, since command is a transitive verb thus used without prepositions such as in "He commanded his men to retreat".
What's the use of "from" here?
If the sentence has no problem, than is "He commanded from his men to retreat" also acceptable?