Colonel Stalk? repeated the Great Pumpkin. He cast his eye in the direction of the sneering cornstalk.
That's what he called himself. He said he was the leader of the pumpkins ...
I am the leader of the pumpkins. No one has authority over the forest patch but me.
Oh, yeah? Then why have you disappeared for so long and left it open for ME to take over? The patch has called ME leader for ages!