The curtain down, with a gleeful audience in front and with the dogs back in the room over the stage, Wilton Davis descended to look for Michael, who, instead of cowering in some corner, stood between the legs of the stage-hand, quivering yet from his mishandling and threatening to fight as hard as ever if attacked.
You keep away from me, or I'll lay you out," Wilton Davis responded desperately, brandishing a short iron bar in his right hand.
You've raised hell," the manager of the theatre greeted Davis, as the latter, trailed by Dick Bell, came upon Michael bristling from between the legs of the stage-hand.
Nothing to what I'm going to raise," Davis retorted, shortening his grip on the iron bar and raising it.
I just guess you ain't goin' to do anything of the sort," the stage-hand assured Davis.
I'll pay it gladly," Davis said, again lifting the iron bar.
The manager looked to Davis and shrugged his shoulders helplessly.
Well," Davis gave in, turning on his heel, "they can make fools of themselves over dogs, them that wants to.
At any performance of the African American Dance Ensemble, artistic director, Chuck Davis
, a supertall, joyous presence in vivid robes, entices you into the experience of the bantaba.
The son of former Harlem Globetrotter, Mel Davis
, Hubert Davis
chronicles his father's life as a basketball player, and as the father of himself and his half-brother in Chicago, where the elder Davis
was married to a black woman before returning years later to Vancouver to be with Hubert's white mother.