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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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He evidently explained briefly the incidents connected with his expedition, including my capture, and when he had concluded the chieftain addressed me at some length.
My exhibition had been witnessed by several hundred lesser Martians, and they immediately broke into demands for a repetition, which the chieftain then ordered me to make; but I was both hungry and thirsty, and determined on the spot that my only method of salvation was to demand the consideration from these creatures which they evidently would not voluntarily accord.
From among those who had not been of the searching party a chieftain arose and turned a scowling face upon O-Tar.
"We of Thuria had heard of a great chieftain who has bound together many tribes, and my father has sent me to Dacor to learn if there be truth in these stories, and if so to offer the services of Thuria to him whom we have heard called emperor."
If he can hurt Ardshiel, he has his wish; if he can pluck the meat from my chieftain's table, and the bit toys out of his children's hands, he will gang hame singing to Glenure!"
Though none of these statements agreed with Kaviri's, that the Russian was but three days gone from the chieftain's village and that his following was much smaller than now stated, Tarzan was in no manner surprised at the discrepancies, for he was quite familiar with the savage mind's strange manner of functioning.
They were resolute, however, and launched their boat, while the wary chieftain followed at some short distance in his canoe.
Seizing his shield and drawing his sword, he cried, "Come, let us go to him, let us help our chieftain, although the grim terror of fire be hot."
Not so the Crow chieftain. He fasted all that night, nor tasted a drop of water.
FVSE board member and Chieftains Gathering convenor, Catriona Cripps, said: "It's an exciting moment when we sit down to look at the amazing talent we have here in Stirling.
Before the parade, the bands, the Chieftain with supporters, former Chieftains, Highland Games officials and representatives of other groups will be guests at the pre-parade reception with pies which are also provided by Bells.
Two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, on Tuesday in Abuja met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.