Why do Cassius and Brutus stay behind the procession?

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Because they are plotting against Caesar and want to stay in the background as they hatch their plan. Cassius tries to convince Brutus of the rightness of ousting the leader. Here is Cassius' argument in 1.2.137-162:

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in...

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