When he reached the point about the fundamental and radical law, his opponent jumped up and began to protest.

Stremov, who was also a member of the Commission, and also stung to the quick, began defending himself, and altogether a stormy sitting followed; but Alexey Alexandrovitch triumphed, and his motion was carried, three new commissions were appointed, and the next day in a certain Petersburg circle nothing else was talked of but this sitting.

Alexey Alexandrovitch's success had been even greater than he had anticipated.

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