Undeterred by that cautionary bruise on their colleague's coccyx, four other reporters, representing the New York Times,
the Frankfurt Four-Dimensional Continuum, The Fordian Science Monitor, and The Delta Mirror, called that afternoon at the lighthouse and met with receptions of progressively increasing violence. From a safe distance and still rubbing his buttocks, "Benighted fool!" shouted the man from The Fordian Science Monitor, "why don't you take soma?" "Get away!" The Savage shook his fist. The other retreated a few steps then turned round again. "Evil's an unreality if you take a couple of grammes." "Kohakwa iyathtokyai!" The tone was menacingly derisive. Pain's a delusion. "Oh, is it?" said the Savage and, picking up a thick hazel switch, strode forward. The man from The Fordian Science Monitor made a dash for his helicopter. After that the Savage was left for a time in peace.