Bayed about

When Stephen thinks, "I just simply stood pale, silent, bayed about," he may or may not be recalling some earlier physical experience with a dog––as a young boy he was badly bitten by one. But he is certainly repeating one of Joyce's early images of himself as a deer hunted by dogs.

John Hunt 2017

The Elk Majestic, acrylic on canvas painting by Kent Paulette (2016). Source: