The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:|
government. But what I have already said will seem to you natural
when you remember that, as I entered this hall, the minister of
Public Works was in the tribune, taking part, in a most unusual
manner, in a discussion on discipline wholly outside of his
department, and endeavoring to persuade you that I had conducted
myself towards this honorable body with a total want of reverence.
The minister of Public Works said a few words which did not reach
us. Great disturbance.
/M. Victorin Hulot/.--M. le president, have the goodness to
request the minister of Public Works not to interrupt the speaker.
He can answer.