"You’re going to let them play soldiers?" said Vimes.
"Oh, Commander Vimes," said Mr. Burleigh, smiling. "As a military man yourself, you must—"
Sometimes people can attract attention by shouting. They might opt for thumping a table, or even take a swing at someone else. But Vimes achieved the effect by freezing, by simply doing nothing. The chill radiated off him. Lines in his face locked like a statue.
"I am not a military man."
And then Burleigh made the mistake of trying to grin disarmingly.
"Well, commander, the helmet and armor and everything… . It’s really all the same in the end, isn’t it?"
"No. It’s not."
~Jingo by T. Pratchett