The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Hyena-Swine is the most powerful and fearsome of the Beast Folk, and with the Leopard Man, swiftly regresses back into an animal. With the death of Moreau, the Hyena-Swine understands that there is no more society, no more masters, and no more whips, becoming a fearsome predator and the greatest threat to Prendick. After the Hyena-Swine kills the Dog Man, Prendick shoots it dead.

The Hyena-Swine Quotes in The Island of Dr. Moreau

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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau published in 1996.
Chapter 20 Quotes

I was perhaps a dozen seconds collecting myself. Then I cried, “Salute! Bow down!”

[The Hyena-Swine’s] teeth flashed upon me in a snarl. “Who are you, that I should…”

Perhaps a little too spasmodically, I drew my revolver, aimed, and quickly fired…[and] knew I had missed.

Related Symbols: The Beast Folk, The Law
Page Number: 89
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The Hyena-Swine Character Timeline in The Island of Dr. Moreau

The timeline below shows where the character The Hyena-Swine appears in The Island of Dr. Moreau. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15: Concerning the Beast Folk
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...Beast Folk are the Leopard Man, who had chased Prendick on the beach, and the Hyena-Swine, a dreadful and powerful combination of the two creatures. M’ling is the only Beast Folk... (full context)
Chapter 16: How the Beast Folk Tasted Blood
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...The beasts, already excited, seem on the verge of revolution, and Prendick thinks that the Hyena-Swine is about to join the attack. However, the fire of Moreau’s pistol sets the whole... (full context)
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...it is captured. Prendick draws his revolver and shoots the beast between the eyes. The Hyena-Swine, seeing this, pounces upon the Leopard Man and buries its fangs in the neck of... (full context)
Chapter 20: Alone with the Beast Folk
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The Hyena-Swine emerges also, immediately challenging Prendick’s authority. Prendick resolves that he will kill the Hyena-Swine the... (full context)
Chapter 21: The Reversion of the Beast Folk
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...becomes dependent on one’s ability to fight and kill, and thus Prendick has protection. The Hyena-Swine still lives, but seems to avoid Prendick and the Dog Man. (full context)
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...like the others, approaches him. Prendick follows him into the forest where he finds the Hyena-Swine eating the corpse of the Dog Man. The beast leaps at Prendick and knocks him... (full context)
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...be attacked again, as many of the Beast Folk have regressed as far as the Hyena-Swine had. Though there are only twenty or so Beast Folk left, most have made dens... (full context)