The crowd does not imitate or follow its leader as sheep do a bellwether.
And what is the use of arguing with sheep who are leaping after the bellwether?
Without some governing body to direct the affairs of the country they would have been like a flock without its bellwether.
And the whole nine of us obligingly trudged after him like sheep after the bellwether, and reëntered the castle.
But take a sheep flock now—the bellwether is jest a nice gentle old castrate thet'll do jest whut the sheepherder wants.
One bellwether will carry a whole flock after it, but I fear not that any will want to hold back.