Lovely stuff from the Hitch, as usual.
He had all his visitors body-searched and all his food tasted in advance. He was obsessed with hygiene and stray infections.
He wore a different uniform every day and built himself a vulgar palace in every city of his miserable country. Nice, then, to see him found like a rat in a hole, covered with grime, sprouting a dirty grey mane, and being shaven and combed for lice.