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
. So that the greater part of the events of history- civil wars, revolutions, and conquests- are presented by these historians not as the results of free transferences of the people's will, but as results of the ill-directed will of one or more individuals, that is, once again, as usurpations of power.
But the elder leader
was wise, very wise, in love even as in battle.
Desdichado!'' which watch-word they took from the motto upon their leader
Richard, by a sudden application of the whip, succeeded in forcing the leaders
into the snow-bank that covered the quarry; but the instant that the impatient animals suffered by the crust, through which they broke at each step, they positively refused to move an inch farther in that direction.
"I myself will tear out thy stomach!" yelled the leader
, scratching at the foot of the tree.
So the Leader
of the Lions went back to the Doctor and said, "I happened to be passing this way and thought I'd look in.
"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.
"Stop!" shrieked their leader
. "You dream not what you do!"
Another moment and the leader
of the herd leaped high in his tracks and fell prone, dyeing the sward with his heart's blood.
He did not know the cause of their alarm, but presently he saw it behind the giant upon the Ithaca's deck--eleven horrible monstrosities lumbering forward, snarling and growling, to their leader
She forgot her child in the eruption of battle that had broken upon her quiet street, And she forgot the strikers, and everything else, in amazement at what had happened to the round-bellied, cigar-smoking leader
. In some strange way, she knew not how, his head had become wedged at the neck between the tops of the pickets of her fence.