Today she was letting her two puppies, dex and Didi, run in the park.
dex had gone to experience whatever it was that Journeyman and the rest had experienced in this red hell.
And if you behave yourself well, perhaps we shall shorten it into dex.
dex whirled in time to pick off a grotesque, pipe-like figure that had suddenly appeared on the broad wall of the enclosure.
But the other, by sheer force of height and reach, began to bear dex down.
"I guess not," replied dex, getting uncertainly to his feet.
Resistance would have been useless, and dex submitted quietly.
There was a long regrouping pause; then Hazel said, "dex has a fine idea."
dex moved a trifle, to bring himself nearer the tall leader.
dex felt the sliding bed of the rack crawl slightly under him.