"Not now," said Phil, patting his shoulder, with imperturbable good-nature.
"I think I'll stay for the meeting," said Yates, approaching him and patting the horse.
She bent forward and took one of his hands, patting it softly.
The hand lifted and descended again in a patting, caressing movement.
In the meantime the love-master was patting White Fang and talking to him.