The puppet turns to the stranger and replies. Puppet: "Watch it, buster, unless you want your arm bitten off. I don't have rabies, but I do leave splinters which hurt even more, I'll tell you that!" The ventriloquist closes the puppets mouth with his free hand. "Pardon me, but he isn't like this most of the time. He hasn't had his shots. Termites, y'know." Puppet: "And they darn itch like hell, too! Try havin' those suckers up your..." "NOW, now! Let's not offend our small audience. Let me introduce myself: I am Filipo Tobehr, well known ventriloquist and entertainer. And this piece of firewood is..." Puppet: "I can introduce myself, thank you very much! Snapz is the name and it's a real drag to be here, with this guy's hand up you-know-where all day." "Don't get smart. You don't want me to take out the kerosene bottle again!" The puppet freezes, its mouth open, and suddenly buries itself in Filipo's chest, whimpering. Filipo addresses the stranger, "and who might you be?"