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But the Leader of the Lions was a very proud creature.
The knights, entering at either end of the lists in long procession, arranged themselves in a double file, precisely opposite to each other, the leader of each party being in the centre of the foremost rank, a post which he did not occupy until each had carefully marshalled the ranks of his party, and stationed every one in his place.
The leader of the orchestra, an irascible elderly monkey, sat on a revolving stool to which he was securely attached.
The leaders were of gray, and the pole-horses of a jet-black.
He seized his axe, which he had made very sharp, and as the leader of the wolves came on the Tin Woodman swung his arm and chopped the wolf's head from its body, so that it immediately died.
For an instant the nobles looked relieved, and then as their eyes fell upon the leader of the new party their faces fell, for he was Talu, rebel Prince of Marentina, and they knew that they could look for neither aid nor mercy at his hands.
One glance at the leader and Rob knew at once that he had found an enemy.
At the moment I was as uplifted as the others, for the chance had come at last, with what we all regarded as a prodigious salary, but I was wanted in the beginning of the week, and it suddenly struck me that the leaders were the one thing I had always skipped.
An elderly man, evidently the leader, lifted a soft felt hat and mopped the perspiration from the bald top of his head.
Although almost engaged to the leaders of the Fronde he had not gone so far but that retreat was possible should the court offer him the advantages for which he was ambitious and to which the coadjutorship was but a stepping-stone.
At some little distance in front of the whole, marched the individual, who, by his position and air, appeared to be the leader of the band.
In that alone, through the fidelity of his fortune and the power of his inspiration, he stands unique amongst the leaders of fleets and sailors.