Having expounded at length on hot-headedness, it's time now to relate the altercation as it occurred. However, it's always the case that any major altercation is preceded by some number of minor altercations. To focus only on the major altercation, while omitting the minor altercations, is an all too common failing of the chroniclers of history. The master's head grew hotter with each minor altercation, setting the stage for the major altercation to follow. Without some recount of this series of minor altercations, it's hard to understand the state of the master's mind. And without such understanding, the master's hotheadedness, as viewed from the outside world, could well be dismissed as overblown hollow bluster. Having worked oneself into a frenzy, one at least wants due recognition for it from fellow his men. The altercations I'm going to relate, be they minor or major, do the master no honor. While the altercations themselves may in fact be shameful, the master's reaction at least, as I'll endeavor to demonstrate, was fully authentic and in no way lacking. With respect to his peers, the master possesses no particularly noteworthy characteristics. If not for his hotheadedness, I'd have nothing to feed my narrative.