The flying pasta beast moved nearer and nearer, dripping menacingly, its slimy tentrils reaching out towards Ms. Madison's shrinking body. She still had enough spirit to scream, hoping thereby to distract the flying spaghetti monster.
"No!" Bistow howled with laughter. "It obeys only me! Nothing in the world can stop me now!"
One of the Bedouin started forward, shedding his turban to revealed the masked features of the Green Man. As he interposed himself between Miss Madison and the ravening monster, the Green Man drew what appeared to be a snub-nosed automatic from under his bedouin robes.
This surprised Ms. Madison for two reasons. First, the Green Man had to have seen her futile attempt to shoot the monster. Second, the Green Man normally used a shiny long-barrelled revolver.
"Bullets can't harm it!" Bristow laughed. "You have met your match this time, Green Man!"
"You're wrong, Bristow!" the Green Man shouted back. "This is no ordinary gun!"
"No matter," Bristow cackled. urging his monster onwards. "Kill them, my pretty! Kill them at once!"
The monster opened its vast, slimy maw. Ms. Madison screamed again, wrinkiling her cute nose at its bad breath. Bristow laughed still more insanely.
"Never fear, only close your eyes!" The Green Man pulled the trigger of his gun.
There was a blinding flash and a terrific explosion.