When a party of people desire to climb a mountain which is difficult of ascent, an experienced guide or leader is usually chosen whose directions they obey, and all are expected to follow the path he selects. If during the ascent some one chooses to tread another path and induces others to follow him, this one by such action becomes a leader, either for a short time or a long one, although he may not be followed by more than two or three of the company.
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