At the corner of the Calle del Arenal he heard his name called. It was a deputy, a comrade of “the Party” who had just come from the session.
“Let me congratulate you, Brull; you were simply monumental! The Chief spoke enthusiastically of your speech to the Prime Minister! It’s a foregone conclusion. At the first new deal you’ll be made director-general or undersecretary at least! Again, my congratulations, old fellow!”