At first suspicious and hostile, White Fang grew to like this petting.
Growl he would, from the moment the petting began till it ended.
We have been petting the children, and, like other children, these are a trifle too observant.
And to tell the truth, it was not often he got a chance of petting his big brother's dormice.
All the new faces, and the petting, were a revelation ...