If you are keeping track of the progress of this story, then you will notice that I have jumped forward a couple of chapters. As you are reading this as blog entries, sometimes days apart, I know that the segue chapters (though short and vital to the plot) can drag a bit and leave you wondering when I'm going to get to the action, so I thought I'd take you there this time. The Visitor (Dante) has asked what is and is not true of the tales he's heard about the Old One (Solomon). The Hound is telling him the story. It is a longer than usual chapter.
PS. In case you're wondering (especially as I've used my own dogs to tell the story)--most of the scenes concerning the woman are fiction.