follow close upon

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I added, that of course, when the time came, I should go with him, or should follow close upon him, as might be safest in Wemmick's judgment.
As a hound grips a wild boar or lion in flank or buttock when he gives him chase, and watches warily for his wheeling, even so did Hector follow close upon the Achaeans, ever killing the hindmost as they rushed panic-stricken onwards.
Inevitably, schisms and apostasy follow close upon the heels of such seemingly fantastic scheming.