He felt that he was personally the annihilator of the collective aristocracy.
I am that Snake, that Annihilator: "wherever I fasten, in a few seconds——."
It is nature as the annihilator that he lives with and glories in.
At Mr. Roumann's suggestion they all increased their hours of work on the Annihilator.
Also, if the gas is flaming, you can easily imagine what would happen ...