And past the dinner-table, now smoking and ready, he slithered out of the house.
The vast stone pincers were lifted from him; slithered to the ground beside him.
The streamer slipped from his fingers and slithered over the side.
Then, like an ambient fungus, it slithered off into the jungle undergrowth.
I could hear his voice as I slithered slowly across my plank of dread.