Mister Chaney was a tall man, even more so next to me, who didn’t come to his shoulder. He was strong, assured, and so very kind to everyone. So very unlike his character in the films we shared, with whom he shared only physicality. Lawrence Talbot feared the werewolf. Some say it was a fear of losing control, or being controlled. Or of Man’s dark side being set free. I almost agree. Good heavens, he feared everyone, even his fiancée, and there’s a wide world between kindness and subservience. The werewolf, on the other hand, was neither Talbot nor Chaney. There was no kindness in his strength over others, no mewling in his sensible fear of men with guns. He would never run from the man inside, even if he could. Talbot feared the wolf side, while the wolf despised the man.