So the Leader
went into his den and looked at his children--two very cunning little cubs, lying on the floor.
The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders
of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
Belike we have found that leader
in this young man.
of the posse would perhaps have doubted the sincerity of D'Artagnan if the wine had been bad; but the wine was good, and he was convinced.
The people were in an excited mood, but, like a swarm of frightened bees, seemed not to know at what point to concentrate; and it was very evident that if leaders
of the people were not provided all this agitation would pass off in idle buzzing.
D'Artagnan found himself, then, the leader
of ten men of war and four sailors, having at once a land army and a sea force, which would have earned the pride of Planchet to its height, if Planchet had known the details.
While the leaders
of the expedition were actively engaged in preparing for the approaching journey, those who had accompanied it for curiosity or amusement, found ample matter for observation in the village and its inhabitants.
The Pack closed up round the tree-trunk and the leader
bayed savagely, calling Mowgli a tree-ape.
One, much bigger than the others, seemed to be their leader
The yellow nobles, too, looked in surprise, and then as I made no move to draw they hesitated, fearing a ruse; but their leader
urged them on.
d'Artagnan shall have manifested the desire of giving in his resignation, he shall no longer be reckoned leader
of the expedition, and every officer placed under his orders shall be held to no longer obey him.
When explaining these rapid transfers of the people's will from from one individual to another, especially in view of international relations, conquests, and alliances, the historians are obliged to admit that some of these transfers are not normal delegations of the people's will but are accidents dependent on cunning, on mistakes, on craft, or on the weakness of a diplomatist, a ruler, or a party leader