, these historians tell us, express the will of the people: the activity of the leaders
represents the activity of the people.
So the Leader
went into his den and looked at his children--two very cunning little cubs, lying on the floor.
But the elder leader
was wise, very wise, in love even as in battle.
At once this knight seemed to throw aside his apathy, when he discovered the leader
of his party so hard bestead; for, setting spurs to his horse, which was quite fresh, he came to his assistance like a thunderbolt, exclaiming, in a voice like a trumpet-call, ``Desdichado, to the rescue!'' It was high time; for, while the Disinherited Knight was pressing upon the Templar, Front-de-B uf had got nigh to him with his uplifted sword; but ere the blow could descend, the Sable Knight dealt a stroke on his head, which, glancing from the polished helmet, lighted with violence scarcely abated on the chamfron of the steed, and Front-de-B uf rolled on the ground, both horse and man equally stunned by the fury of the blow.
The spectral forms of the lost pack were all about him as he sang and ran in open-eyed dream; the violinist paused in surprise; the men poked the monkey leader
of the monkey orchestra and whirled him about wildly raging on his revolving stool; and Johnny laughed.
"I myself will tear out thy stomach!" yelled the leader
, scratching at the foot of the tree.
"Then I pray you to gather them together," said Sir Nigel, "and I will tell them what is in my mind; for if I am their leader
they must to Dax, and if I am not then I know not what I am doing in Auvergne.
"Your commands shall be obeyed," said the leader
. Then, with a great deal of chattering and noise, the Winged Monkeys flew away to the place where Dorothy and her friends were walking.
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.
Belike we have found that leader
in this young man.
Cerre, his other leader
, had likewise been in expeditions to Santa Fe, in which he had endured much hardship.
As they were rushing to obey their leader
's command there was a respite in the fighting on the ship, for the three who had not fallen beneath the bull whip had leaped overboard to escape the fate which had overtaken their comrades.