Her constitution declares, "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct; so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other; nor shall any person exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time, except that the justices of county courts shall be eligible to either House of Assembly." Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council
, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
And curiosity was so strong on the men that the whole council
, Klosh-Kwan to the fore, rose up and went to the IGLOO of Keesh.
"There was much grumbling, and my father called a council
. But, when he rose to speak, him the Sea-Lion thrust through the throat with a spear and he died.
It was because of this that I paid the price for thee at the Council when thou wast a little naked cub.
"And even as I returned to my jungle, so thou must go back to men at last--to the men who are thy brothers--if thou art not killed in the Council."
They will hold a jungle Council at the Rock, and then--and then--I have it!" said Bagheera, leaping up.
He found a branch that satisfied him, and in the evening when Tabaqui came to the cave and told him rudely enough that he was wanted at the Council Rock, he laughed till Tabaqui ran away.
Your right is to kill me here on the Council Rock, now.
Then he stretched out his arms, and yawned in the face of the Council; but he was furious with rage and sorrow, for, wolflike, the wolves had never told him how they hated him.
He flung the fire pot on the ground, and some of the red coals lit a tuft of dried moss that flared up, as all the Council drew back in terror before the leaping flames.
"This cattle-killer said he would kill me in the Council because he had not killed me when I was a cub.
But remember when next I come to the Council Rock, as a man should come, it will be with Shere Khan's hide on my head.