You growled? (Yes, I growled.) You snarled? (Yes, I snarled.) You bit? (Of course I bit. Of course.) You bit the man? (Forgive me.)
Audacious. There is no other word for it. Simply audacious.†
My lords and ladies, here stands, with tail rightly twixt his legs, a self-avowed biter. Of the man! Of the man! Let that sink in, if you will. (But Ió) Enough!†
Oh, the defendant will proffer his "reasons." Yes: the "chain." The "con-di-tions." The poor quality of the manís cuisine! An occasional whip; yes, how novel: that a dog should know suffering...