On learning this, the new party had made haste, during the
dispute about Flerov, to send some of their men in a sledge to
clothe the stripped gentleman, and to bring along one of the
intoxicated to the meeting.
"I've brought one, drenched him with water," said the landowner,
who had gone on this errand, to Sviazhsky. "He's all right?
"Not too drunk, he won't fall down?" said Sviazhsky, shaking his
"No, he's first-rate. If only they don't give him any more
here.... I've told the waiter not to give him anything on any