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7 Leading Others to Lead Themselves

THE BOY WATCHEDTHE MAN CAREFULLY as he walked out of the village. The man was his mother’s brother and had watched over the boy since his father had been killed in the raid of the Hill People. More than anything else, the ten-year-old boy wanted to be like the man—to be the best hunter in the village.

Suddenly the man stopped and gazed for a long moment at the boy. Without saying a word he motioned, and the boy knew he meant, “Come with me.” With tremendous excitement, the boy followed the man out of the village. They hunted all that day and were very successful.

This day established a pattern for the next few years. On the days that the man would hunt, the boy would follow. At first the boy would only ...

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