The remarkable history of the family of O'Higgins, however, does not end even here.
When the latter was banished by Carrera, O'Higgins retired from the army.
O'Higgins, it is true, divested himself of his insignia of office by a spontaneous act.
O'Higgins met the situation with a characteristic calm and intrepidity.
Having once got his foot upon the official ladder, O'Higgins never stepped back.
The great O'Higgins had retired from the eye of the nation and from the scene of his struggles and self-sacrifice.
O'Higgins was wounded and had to be carried out of the fight.
Political convulsions in the country followed the abdication of O'Higgins.
Where Mr. Dreiser identifies himself with his subjects, Mr. O'Higgins stands apart in the most strict detachment.
O'Higgins by forced marches succeeded in beating the Spaniards to the Maule, saving the city for the moment.