He recognized the healer by the amount of bands winding around his arm.
The three bands lit up and faded, and all three men dropped their arms.
They chose their leader (eletto), marched into Brabant, and established themselves at Alost, where they were joined by other bands of mutineers.
On the 6th of November he carried a motion entrusting the train-bands south of the Trent to the command of the earl of Essex.
Romagna had continued a prey to anarchy ever since 1831; the government organized armed bands called the Centurioni (descended from the earlier Sanfedisti), to terrorize the Liberals, while the secret societies continued their propaganda by deeds.