Jack rescuing Snuff from the guys who were just about to vivisect him:
"I've come for my dog. That's him on the table."
"No you don't, laddie," said the beefy man. "This is a special job for a special client."
"I'll be taking him and leaving now."
The beefy man raised his scalpel and moved around the table.
"This can do amazing things to a man's face, pretty boy," he said.
The others picked up scalpels too.
"I guess you've never met a man as really knows how to cut," the beefy one said, advancing now.
It was into him, and that funny light came into his eyes, and his hand came out of his pocket and captured starlight traced the runes on the side of his blade.
"Well met," Jack said then, through the teeth of his grin, and he continued to walk straight ahead.