Proud but very frightened, the Very Important Person tiptoed up the stairs. Everyone downstairs waited with bated breath.
But no one should really have been worried: the panther was asleep, snoring! Even so, the VIP shot the animal dead.
'I've killed the demon', he shouted. 'It was just about to spring on me,' he boasted.
A thunderous roar went up.
'You've saved us sir, you've saved us!'