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At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
Aware of their danger, the rulers resolved to avert it by an imposing display of strength, and perhaps to confirm their despotism by yet harsher measures.
When I remember that a short time ago I was up on a pole in a farmer's cornfield, and that now I am the ruler of this beautiful City, I am quite satisfied with my lot.
It was the deep voice of authority that marks the ruler of men, and when I turned to face the resplendent figure of a giant yellow man I did not need to ask to know that it was Salensus Oll.
I ordered the Emerald City to be built just where the four countries cornered together, and when it was completed I announced myself the Ruler of the Land of Oz, which included all the four countries of the Munchkins, the Gillikins, the Winkies and the Quadlings.
There were no poor people in the Land of Oz, because there was no such thing as money, and all property of every sort belonged to the Ruler.
In this country," remarked the Shaggy Man, "people live wherever our Ruler tells them to.
So she does; she rules the Emerald City and all the four countries of Oz; but each country has another little ruler, not so big as Ozma.
THE FROGS, grieved at having no established Ruler, sent ambassadors to Jupiter entreating for a King.
As soon as she had received the carpet our gracious Ruler ordered me to assemble our army, which I did.
He was the ruler of three villages on a narrow plain; the master of an insignificant foothold on the earth--of a conquered foothold that, shaped like a young moon, lay ignored between the hills and the sea.
There was a very large ruler on the table; a large, black, shining ruler.