"When I made the engagement, I did not know that you had become a wire-puller," he wrote briefly, in making his excuse.
It required all the skill of Bolingbroke, the wire-puller of the Opposition, to induce the two parties to unite in the assault.
The ballot alone effectively liberates the quiet citizen from the tyranny of the shouter and the wire-puller.
Francis Place was the wire-puller, to whose energy was due the abolition of the Conspiracy Laws in 1824.
"It was very astute of me, or of the wire-puller above us, to postpone my fit until the very moment you were with me," he said.
But now all that was changed, and the personality of Bhagwan Singh's English wire-puller had for him a sinister significance.
Monroe gave him a piece of paper, and the wire-puller began to make his calculations.
The result of "coaching" for the occasion by some wire-puller was painfully apparent.