At the sound of his voice each dog shrank back quickly and then straightway came to him and licked his hands and fawned
upon him, as is the wont of dogs that meet one they know.
I do not know whence comes my power over them, but ever since the day that Sator Throg threw me among them in the banth pit of the Holy Therns, and the great creatures fawned
upon instead of devouring me, I ever have had the same strange power over them.
Bashti, who had lived so long that he was a philosopher who minded pain little and the loss of a finger less, chuckled and chirped his satisfaction and pride of achievement in the outcome, while his three old wives, who lived only at the nod of his head, fawned
under him on the floor in the abjectness of servile congratulation and worship.
The hundreds of thousands read him and acclaimed him with the same brute non-understanding with which they had flung themselves on Brissenden's "Ephemera" and torn it to pieces - a wolf-rabble that fawned
on him instead of fanging him.
upon him for an invitation to sit at his table and buy beer for him in whatever garish cabaret Michael was performing.