"He was raving all night about a black panther, Stephen said. Where is his guncase? . . . Out here in the dark with a man I don't know raving and moaning to himself about shooting a black panther." Stephen complains to Buck Mulligan about Haines frightening him during the night with his nightmare, and in Proteus he thinks again of when "he woke me up." In real life Joyce was wakened by something far worse than mere apprehension that the Englishman might fire his gun.

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Black Panther, oil painting by Sandra J. Haley. Source: wwww.paintingsilove.com.

Flash of a side-ported revolver. Source: thetruthaboutguns.com.