Black panther

"–– 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." Something very similar happened to Joyce in the tower, but the terror was even greater: shots were fired in the small stone room, and bullets flew around his bed.

John Hunt 2011

Black Panther, oil painting by Sandra J. Haley.

Flash of a side-ported revolver. Source:

Jacob Trunk's illustration of Haines and the panther.